Sultry bedroom jams. Heartbreaking melodies. Booming tracks with stadium-sized potential. Whatever the setting, R&B crooner STEVEN P. commands attention and dares audiences not to sing along to his raw, dark, and sensual records.
Born in Melbourne in 1993, STEVEN P. (Steven Pham) is a singer/rapper, songwriter, and music producer. While singing and performing developed naturally at a young age, writing and producing came later in life.
Pham started recording cover songs in his bedroom and uploaded them to various social media sites in June 2017. After garnering a small following, he produced several original tracks and received overwhelming feedback from local artists and peers. Pham officially began performing and producing as 'STEVEN P.' and work on a debut project commenced shortly afterwards in January 2018.
STEVEN P.’s versatility allows him to create freely and passionately. Drawing inspiration from deeply personal (and relatable) experiences such as love, failed relationships, death, substance abuse, mental health, and more; his music is vulnerable, hard-hitting, and real.
Of his debut single Naked, popular online music and youth culture magazine Happy Mag writes, "It’s the first original tune ever written by the artist… not that you’d ever guess that was the case." Continuing, Happy Mag also explains that "Naked, the slinky debut single from STEVEN P., is guaranteed to fog up the windows of whichever car, office, or bedroom you’re currently in."
In another piece by AAA Backstage, writer Jake Wilton asserts that STEVEN P. "flips from his soaring RnB to cutthroat hip-hop" on Naked, solidifying "his cyclical and complex persona". The praise doesn't end there, as Wilton likens STEVEN P. to The Weeknd, Joji, and James Blake, while also referring to him as “Australia’s answer to Frank Ocean“. He is an "RnB savant" who "uncompromisingly and surprisingly shakes the genre to its core."
As STEVEN P. says, “I make music that tells a story because I connect the most with nostalgic and heartfelt songs. If I’m honest with my listeners, then hopefully they’ll appreciate that I’ve given a glimpse of what really goes on in my head. And by baring it all, I know that people will vibe, enjoy the music, and feel the same way I feel. If you realise you’re not alone after listening to one of my records then I know I’ve succeeded.”