The long-awaited sophomore album from Atlanta singer Summer Walker, Still Over it released today on all platforms after several weeks of intimate listening sessions Walker held as promotion for the anticipated album. Fans have been buzzing with elation since the first teasers were dropped on Summer Walker’s social media, and Summer did not disappoint with the 20-track album. After her first album Over It in 2019 landed a spot on the Billboard Top 200 for weeks on end and landed #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart for over 3 months, the female singer grew a large and loyal fan base over the years who have been eager for her to drop new music since, before the pandemic, Summer delivered an album that was even better than her last if we thought that was possible. Let’s take a dive into the divine album, filled with angelic harmonies, catchy verses, and the ethereal voice of Summer Walker.
Summer Walker’s voice is capturing on its own, her voice fills each and every track without a need for a complex production backing her songs or sophisticated instrumentals filling the space as her voice by itself, and the melodies her voice follows make the songs flow one into the next. The voice of Summer Walker is idiosyncratic, she combines music comparable to Doja Cat and SZA with her own special touch. To put it simply, you get lost in the vocals alone that the complexity of the music behind her is better off simple to not overpower the heavenly voice of the growing artist.
Summer starts this collection off with the introduction track “Bitter” where she displays her exquisite voice intertwined with a spoken part from Cardi B. This track gets fans eager to listen to the full album, not only does Summer bring another female superstar immediately into the production within the opening track, but her voice, as stated in the prior outline, is otherworldly matching no other popular female artist in the industry, you can’t help but become fully captivated by the music and her uncommon sound by the first syllable. We can easily say that Summer Walker has quickly claimed the title as queen of the female R&B scene, this album only proved further she deserves this title in the industry. Summer persists with the trend of bringing in prevalent features throughout the whole album as we witness a song with Lil Durk and Pharell Williams, it is to be noted, it is quite admirable of Summer Walker to formulate a bold 20-track album with only 4 songs consisting of features, this is only conveying her growing musicianship as an individual artist.
Still Over is an exquisite album to say the least. I truly adore the masterpiece of Summer Walker, who not only came out with a 20-track prequel album, but, of course, did not disappoint with the lucidity of her whimsical voice. If you haven’t taken a listen yet, grab some headphones or plug in the speaker, my personal favorites are “Toxic” (Lil Durk) and “Broken Promises,” but the entire album is a sensation.
Buy or stream Still Over It here.