Summer Walker’s highly anticipated album “Still Over It” finally dropped on Friday. I was somewhat nervous after the lukewarm reception the lead single Ex For A Reason feat JT of the City Girls received as it was a departure from the sound we’ve grown accustomed to from Summer. I was pleasantly surprised after listening to the album that she doesn’t stray too far from her sound.
The album touts 20 tracks, and y’all know how I feel about that! Give me a solid 10-12 tracks and I’m good, the rest is overkill. But with songs being 2.5 minutes or less these days, the album clocks in at 1 hour and 4 mins, which is not that long. The following 10 songs stood out for me:
Bitter(Narration by Cardi B) opens the albums and sets the tone, Summer calls out her producer/baby’s father by name on this opener. No Love (Feat SZA) doesn’t stray too far from the sound we’re used to. Summer and SZA’s voices work well together on this track. Throw It Away samples “Nothing In This World” by KeKe Wyatt & Avant and we find Summer asking, “How could you throw it away” seemingly aimed at London on da Track. The first line “First of all get these bitches” from Reciprocate pulls me right in and reminds me of “Playing Games” from Summer’s previous album and she’s still asking for simple reciprocity. On You Don’t Know Me she sings about not being seen in her relationship, this subject matter is relatable and will definitely resonate with her fanbase.
On Unloyal(Feat Ari Lennox) it’s clear from the top that both women are sick and tired of being sick and tired. Their voices work well together on this duet. Broken Promises is classic Summer, it’s the breathiness for me! Based on the title you can gather the subject matter. On Session 33 we again find Summer speaking directly to London on da Track over an acoustic guitar. 4th Baby Mama samples “Liar” by Profyle and Summer gets at her baby father’s mother with the line “I wanna start with yo’ mama, she should of whooped yo’ ass” again relatable for her fanbase. On Ciara’s Prayer, Cici finally gives the prayer that women across the world have been asking for.
Overall “Still Over It” doesn’t stray far from the sound we are used to from Summer Walker. It’s clear from the subject matter of this album that she has been through and is probably still going through a lot. The album could have been scaled down to 10 tracks easily, but many of the songs are short so it doesn’t drag on. The album is definitely worth a listen even if you’re not a Summer Walker fan. You may not able to relate if you haven’t experienced heartbreak, but the project is solid.
Whut, say you?