On June 25th 2013, Rehya Stevens released a 13 song album titled “Vintage Love.” Vintage is a Pop, R&B crossover album, with dance-pop and gospel influences threaded throughout. Produced (primarily) by Alex Teamer (Colby O’ Donis, Akon, Quincy Jones), with additional tracks by C Minor (The Jackie Boyz, Candice Glover, Kylie Minogue, Melody Thornton of The Pussy Cat Dolls), Austrian Producer Phenomenon Sam Vahdat, Duane Neillson(Composer for Diamond Mine Productions; ET, Dr. Phil, The Talk, Ellen, TMZ), the soundscape is steeped in influences ranging from the depths of Quincy Jones and the era of Sophista – Pop, (which birthed timeless classics from Lisa Stansfield, Sade, Simply Red, and Swing Out Sister), to today’s HOT AC radio with Adele, Ellie Goulding, and Ariana Grande in regular rotation. Featuring an impressive cast of some of LA’s finest musicians, the title track features guitarist Michael Ripoll (Babyface, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Barbara Streisand, Aretha Franklin).
The contemplative “A Little Bit Of Rain,” is graced by the impeccable tone and textures of guitarist Gene Black (Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, Elton John), the effortless mastery of drummer Dave Hooper (Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Marcus Miller, Lee Ritenour), and co-writer/bassist, Larry Antonino (Shelby Lynn, Ronnie Laws, Barry Manilow). “Never Give Up” uniquely bearing a tinge of country-soul, and showcases the rhythm section of the late Joe Cocker (Gene Black/Guitars, Oneida James- Rebeccu/Bass, Nick Milo/Keys). Sophisticated production and instrumentation elegantly weaves around Steven’s sultry, assured vocals while securely enveloped by sophisticated, hook filled background vocal arrangements. Each element respectfully serves to enhance the albums’s undeniable message of a yearning for love of a higher elevation in the complex, flawed jungle we call “Life.”