Summer Walker is back!
The follow-up to 2019’s ‘Over It’, aptly titled ‘Still Over It’ sees the R&B starlet continue to share her musical autobiography – a tale of heartbreak, single parenthood, and messy ‘Baby Mama’ drama.
With the timeline in a tizzy
That Grape Juice‘s Theo Jazz is here to give you our Top 5.
No Love (feat. SZA)
We love it when the girls come together. One of the more anticipated tracks of the album, ‘No Love’ featuring SZA did not disappoint. The harmonious vocals of the rising Queens of R&B would make one Brandy Norwood proud and emphasize why the pair are two of the genre’s trailblazers. Perhaps a collaborative album is in the future, but not before SZA’s own sophomore effort. SZA – we await…
4th Baby Mama
Behind every lying deadbeat is his complicit Mother – ‘I wanna start with your Mama, she should have whooped your ass’ – that is seemingly the message on the album’s penultimate track, ‘4th Baby Mama’. Produced by Nineteen85, Summer leaves the barrel empty, as she seemingly fires shots at both aforementioned parties. ‘And where was you at? Cause you claim you’re at work, but them other n*ggas said they made the beats, so how that add up?.’ This track is truly a no holds barred assault…and we love it.
Unloyal (feat. Ari Lennox)
The blessing that is Ari Lennox graces the album in all her glory on the TikTok-teased ‘Unloyal.’ Ironically, produced by London On Da Track, the father of Summer’s daughter, the soulful succulence captures the essence of both artists and stands to be a classic for Walker, as the ladies complement one another on a song that withholds colloquialisms in favour of more timeless lyricism. The unity between this generation’s female R&B acts, in the form of musical collaboration, is something their predecessors failed to capitalize on whilst in their prime. Black Girl Power forever.
Nobody can accuse Summer of being impersonal on this album. However, ‘Session 33’ is a standout as perhaps her most vulnerable offering. The harrowing heartache is brilliantly captured by the simplicity of the acoustic production. ‘As long as they say your name, you’ll continue to play these games,’ a reference to the Destiny’s Child-sampled ‘Playing Games’ off her debut album, arguably the highlight of that record. It feels like cuffing season is about to be cutting season.
Ciara’s prayer (Narration by Ciara)
Manifestation and healing close the album in the form of ‘Ciara’s Prayer.’ Narrated by Mrs. Wilson herself, the album closer isn’t just “a” prayer…it’s “the” prayer. For, at long last, Black Twitter can rejoice as Ciara finally shares her prayer, THE prayer that rebuked her from her own romantic toxicity and heartache and brought her a ‘pure’, ‘kind’ and ‘unconditional love in the form of Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson. This is a full-circle moment on the album and we hope Summer too finds self-love and her King.
Ex For A Reason
Although not a favorite amongst fans and Summer herself, the Sean Garrett-produced ‘Ex For A Reason’ served as the album’s lead single. Featuring JT from City Girls, the single showcased a change in tempo (of an upwards nature) when compared to her usual sonic style. We would definitely love to hear more up-tempo S.W. tracks in the future.
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