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Summer Walker’s album was ‘relatable’ and on repeat

By Jasmine Franklin
On October 10, 2019

Walker’s album ‘Over It’ cover. Courtesy photo

Atlanta R&B star, Summer Walker, takes the genre’s vibes back to the originality of the 90s with quality sound and relatable lyrics in her recent project ‘Over It’, which was released on Oct. 4. This relatable album had me in my feelings and ready to rekindle my relationship with my ex at the same time. 

The album holds features from R&B artists such as Usher, Jhene Aiko, 6Lack, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Partynextdoor, and even Bryson Tiller, who has not released an album since 2017. In recent years, a lot of R&B music about relationships has not exactly reflected as honestly as the music was in the 90s. The album was hyped up by Twitter, and once it was released, everyone was talking about it. This project was definitely worth the wait. 

Her single ‘Girls Need Love’, released last year, was a brilliant breakthrough song. This song set the tone for her entire album and even went platinum when Drake added a verse on the hit single in a remix edition. 

The album ‘Over It’ is 18 tracks and 49 minutes long. Although it has many songs, there is not a single bad song on the album. Usually, when there are albums with a lot of songs, I tend to skip through some, but with this project, that is not the case.

There are a few songs that stand-out and are my favorites. One of my favorites out of the project is entitled “Come Thru” featuring Usher. This song samples one of Usher’s classic hits from 1997 ‘You Make Me Wanna’. In this song, Walker flips the narrative about a man who is in love with two women, and she relays the tale from a woman’s perspective. I like this song because it still gives 90s R&B vibes, but it’s revamped and sounds more current. 

Another song I enjoy is ‘I’ll Kill You’ featuring Jhene Aiko. Although the title may sound aggressive, the song relays her emotions during a relationship. In the chorus, Walker repeats, “I’ve been waiting so long for a love like this.” Aiko is one of my favorite R&B singers right now. Her calm voice, mixed with Walker’s vocals, made this song a vibe that has been on repeat for me! 

‘Playing Games’ featuring Bryson Tiller is definitely my favorite song on the project. I feel like this song is probably one of her most relatable songs along with ‘Girls Need Love’. I feel like anyone who has been in a relationship can relate to this song. Walker’s delivery on this song is spectacular. My only criticism is that I wish Bryson Tiller had a longer portion on the song. I like that the song is extended to include his verse, but I think it should of been a bit longer or earlier in the song. His verse does not start until the last 30 seconds of the track. 

The album ‘Over It’ is definitely one of my favorite R&B projects out right now. Each song has a different vibe, yet, they are all connected. I would rate this album a 10/10. There are not any songs that I do not like, or that I skip when I am listening to the project. Walker definitely did her thing with this project, and I am excited for what is in store next from the Atlanta star. 

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