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Steff Reed

Brooklyn, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Brooklyn, NY | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Alternative Singer/Songwriter

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"PREMIERE: STEFF REED HEALS US WITH THE “POWER OF LOVE”"

“I envision a world without bans and without borders. A world where everyone is FREE and everyone is LOVED. From South America to North America and all across the globe. I wanted to remind people that LOVE transcends and unites us all.” – Steff Reed
It seems like every day it gets a little harder not to be cynical. Every time a demand for justice is met with a demand for civility, you add another little piece of steel to that cynical armor. So with so much at stake and so much in a constant state of collapse, we need all the help we can get to keep up the good fight. Steff Reed’s music has always been a fountain of positivity when you need it. The songwriter, producer, and music educator has spent his career repping the “Power of Love,” so of course his newest video brings a little bit of that light into even the most cynical souls.

The infectious indie rock melody is intercut with images of friends and neighbors dancing and singing along while Steff travels NYC wth his matte black guitar. There’s a force of joy underpinning the whole thing, from the old school graphics that pepper the frame to the unself-conscious dancing that short circuits the part of your brain that’s been corroded by cynicism. I don’t know about you all, but I definitely needed this energy in my life today.

Steff Reed sees the song as a battle cry, explaining “We live in a society that perpetuates oppression, and revolution is a necessary part of the solution. I hope that the audience is inspired to love one another. I want people to create and fight for a better world for us ALL.” - AFROPUNK


"Indie Artist Steff Reed Releases Empowering 'Power of Love' Music Video"

He's seen success as a songwriter for Jhené Aiko and Trey Songz and now Steff Reed is looking at the same in his solo career with his new single, "Power of Love." The song (and the accompanying music video), off his newly released project, The Power of Love Experience, embodies the message that Reed is fighting hard to get out into the world.

As an activist-musician passionate about social justice, Reed hopes to unite communities throughout the world with the power of love. The lyrics and video for this lead single are soaked in this aura. In the clip directed by Calvin "Camera Cal" Jenkins, Reed gallivants through Santiago, Chile, and New York City, singing about how "hope and love can conquer anything." During his journey, he manages to get groups of people in the video to spread that mantra by forming their hands into the shape of a heart and sing along with him.

"Power of Love" is a good introduction to the rest of Reed's work. Each track on the album thoroughly shows his passion for social activism, and has described songs on his album as "a message to those who feel defeated." - Vibe Magazine


"PREMIERE: RESTORE YOUR FAITH IN HUMANITY WITH SOUL ROCKER STEFF REED’S ALBUM ‘THE POWER OF LOVE EXPERIENCE’"

The world is our’s to live in
and we cant let it fall
No bans, no borders.
We’re breaking down the wall
These days we need all the reminders we can get that the bullshit of the world is worth enduring. Indie soul singer-songwriter Steff Reed’s latest record The Power of Love Experience adds a little light to the end of the tunnel. With a runtime comprised primarily of peans to hope, The Power of Love Experience is exactly what we need right now.

Bookended by “You Are Loved,” Steff treats each song like a step on a journey of self-care. The best of the cuts, like “Armageddon” and “Stand” mix Reed’s hopeful messages with soaring hooks, and driving guitars. Lead single “Power of Love” remains the albums defining statement, a propulsive indie rock song whose message is as strong as its hook.

Steff Reed says of the record that he hoped to craft “anthems that brings people together from all walks of life, gives them hope and reminds them of their humanity. I want people to hear this album and feel like, no matter what they are going through, or where they are, they are not alone, and that through the power of love, they can overcome.” - AFROPUNK


"Interview: Steff Reed and 'The Power of Love Experience'"

Award-winning songwriter, producer, and artist Steff Reed will release his soulful and timely album, The Power of Love Experience, on July 6. The project is at once emotive and thought-provoking, inspiring the listener to open their mind and their heart. In our conversation with Steff Reed three years ago, we discussed his activism, collaborations with artists such as Trey Songz, Raekwon, and Jhené Aiko, and his cathartic debut EP, #TheIntervention. His journey in the years since has been transformational, culminating in The Power of Love Experience. The album is available for pre-order now on iTunes and will drop on Friday. The album release party is also on Friday at Williamsburg's Marcy & Myrtle Café at 6 p.m. Register for the free party here, and read on for an exclusive interview with Steff Reed.

AXS: What has your musical evolution been since "#TheIntervention" EP?

STEFF REED: Since releasing my debut EP, #TheIntervention, so much has changed. I taught myself how to play the guitar and bass by ear. This was a major breakthrough for me and it's allowed me to be much more self-reliant and cost-efficient in the studio, and also in a live setting. The guitar is an extremely convenient instrument to travel with, and although the piano is my first instrument, the guitar is much better suited for the type of music that I create than the piano is. Also, I'm touring and playing festivals regularly now. This is a professional breakthrough that has really been inspiring. I feel like my music and artistry overall fits perfectly within the festival community. Ultra Peace & Love vibes and positive energy. - AXS


"NEW YORK-BASED SOUL/ROCK SINGER STEFF REED INSPIRES IN LIBERATION ANTHEM “POWER OF LOVE”"

A musician and educator from NYC, Steff Reed has played across the world in venues such as NYC’s Apollo Theater, London’s Royal Albert Hall and SOB’s. Now, the alternative-soul/rock singer is back with a joyous reminder of “The Power of Love”. A timely reflection on the trials of current times, the track reiterates that the artist still believes in this power, and encourages us to hold on the that belief as well. Check out the moving track below! - AFROPUNK


"Steff Reed - Power Of Love Tour"

Grammy nominated educator Steff Reed, is taking his talents on the road! Titled the Power of Love, this east coast tour will not only feature Steff, but also some of his musical friends such as WordSpit The iLLest, CoCoa Sarai, Berry Boo, E$GO, Moosie Wins, and Jypsy Jeyfree. This musical excursion will start in Steff’s home of New York City on July 11th, and end in Washington, D.C. on August 11th. All of the hard work he has put in over the last couple of years, will be conveyed throughout this tour.

As mentioned above, Steff Reed’s Power of Love Tour will begin on July 11th and end on August 11th. Checkout the official tour dates below! In the meantime, press play on his latest single “Power of Love”. It will intrigue the mind and leaving you spiraling into a harmonious bliss. - Huffington Post


"Grammy nominated artist Steff Reed, is spreading the power of love in some major ways!"

Grammy nominated artist Steff Reed, is spreading the power of love in some major ways! Not only is Power of Love the title of his latest single, but it is also the name of his forthcoming sophomore album and the name of his rapidly approaching east coast tour! In this article you will learn twelve ways Steff Reed spreads the power of love and what it means to him.

Set to be released tomorrow, Steff Reed is introducing us to his title track off of his sophomore album "Power of Love". This dope, new single is a fight song that reflects on the social justice issues going on in America, but also focuses on self awareness and the progression of love. This new joint is destined to awaken the souls of many and inspire the masses. - BuzzFeed


Discography

Chasing Cars (cover) -October 2012

#TheIntervention (EP) - October 2013

Frontline (single) - December 2014

Power of Love (single) July 2017

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As a singer, songwriter, producer and self-taught multi instrumentalist, Steff seamlessly bridges his love for music, social justice and education. In 2013 he was nominated for the GRAMMY Music Educator Award and currently teaches the “Power of Love” course at NYU/Ed Sullivan Fellows. Behind the scenes, Reed’s songwriting/production collaborations with Trey Songz, Jhene Aiko, Eric Roberson, Swizz Beatz, Kenny Lattimore and Gordon Chambers have made it to the Billboard Charts. Steff’s own work has garnered acclaim from coveted online media outlets such as NPR.com, AfroPunk.com, Vibe.com, Buzzfeed.com, Huffingtonpost.com and print magazines including Essence Magazine.

As a performer Steff has been touring internationally in South AmericaCuba, Toronto, and London and domestically in NYC, New Orleans, Chicago, DMV & Philadelphia. Including performances at legendary venues like Apollo Theater, SOB’s and Webster Hall to name a few. Steff is currently gearing up to release his forthcoming sophomore EP Power of Love