Summer Walker releases first studio album


Damian Lopez, Social Media Manager

  Summer Walker released her first studio album “Over It” on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The 18 song album features artists Bryson Tiller, Usher, 6lack, PARTYNEXTDOOR, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Jhene Aiko, and Drake.  

  Apple Music categorizes Summer Walker as a R&B/soul artist from Atlanta, Georgia who started her music career by posting videos of herself singing in the mirror.  

  Walker released Last Day of Summer, a thirteen-song mixtape, on Oct. 19 of 2018, and Clear, a four-song EP, on Jan. 25 of 2019. All three works done by Summer Walker have been released under Interscope Records. 

  “I chose the album title ‘Over It’ because that is the perfect way to describe how I feel about life right now,” said Walker in an interview with Rebecca Schiller for Billboard. 

  Singles off the album include: “Playing Games,” “Stretch You Out,” “Come Thru,” and a remix of Walker’s 2018 single featuring Drake, “Girls Need Love.” 

  Atlanta producers London on Da Track and Roark Baily are credited on more than half the album. 

  Walker pulls inspiration from 702 by sampling, “Get It Together” for her song “Body.” 

  “Playing Games (Extended Version)” with Bryson Tiller has over 17 million plays on Spotify as of Oct. 6, and credits members of Destiny’s Child, including Beyoncé. 

  Walker’s song “Come Thru” not only features Usher, but samples his song “You Make Me Wanna…” 

  Walker is credited as the only writer on “Fun Girl,” and in a review, the song is said to be Walker singing alone with her electric guitar. 

I think that’s like really like why music – it’s my friend I get like to confide in. Because I don’t talk to nobody anyway,” Walker said in an interview about her social life and music with Julie Adenuga for Beats 1.

  Singer and rapper 6lack is featured on the song “Like It.” Canadian singer, writer and producer PARTYNEXTDOOR is featured on “Just Might,” and A Boogie wit da Hoodie is credited on “Stretch You Out.” 

  R&B singer Jhene Aiko is featured on “I’ll Kill You.” Walker was featured on Aiko’s “Triggered (Remix)” along with rapper/producer 21 Savage, released two days before “Over It.” 

  In the interview with Rebecca Schiller, Walker said Drake messaged her about her song. Walker’s friend urged her to respond, which ended with the remix of her 2018 single “Girls Need Love.” 

   Walker is to begin touring in the United States, with her first show on Oct. 26 at Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium in San Antonio, Texas. She will continue touring in the U.S. until the end of the year.