Severn's love of Brazilian bossa nova and samba inspired him to write his 2018 debut single, "Song for Fina", which was dedicated to a close family friend for her birthday. The tune earned him a DownBeat Student Music Award and was followed by "Kick Start", which he dedicated to his project's Kickstarter backers. "Kick Start" earned him another DownBeat award for composition.
Multiple Emmy Award winner and multiple GRAMMY Award nominee Chieli Minucci produced and plays guitar on the tunes. Also featured on the project are Special EFX members and world-class musicians Joel Rosenblatt on drums and Jay Rowe on keys. "Song for Fina" was selected for the Jazz Education Network Young Composers Showcase, and Severn performed the tune with the U.S. Navy Commodores at the 2020 JEN conference in New Orleans.