Summer Walker is an artist who first hit my speakers with the release of Last Day of Summer in 2018 and she certainly caught some increased – and well earned – spotlight when her Drake-assisted remix to “Girls Need Love” found life not long ago. Summer’s smooth delivery and hypnotic vocal range come together to find a captivating fidelity between vintage R&B and new school swag, resulting in a lovely sonic aesthetic. The Atlanta-based songstress is the latest artist to join forces with Vevo DSCVR, performing two cuts off her 2018 album backed by some light percussion and keys. Walker’s intimate performance of “Karma” and “Girls Need Love” – sans Drake feature – serve to capture and display the raw talent possessed by the artist, both tracks exhibiting the airy, dreamlike vocals that emerge from the depth of her core. With three musicians laying the sonic foundation upon which Walker floats, viewers are able to witness the pureness of her energy, personality and swagger.
I’m definitely late to the party when it comes to these Vevo DSCVR live sets, having caught wind of the stellar promotional pieces with the recent link up between Vevo and Samm Henshaw. Fortunately, it’s better late than never and I’m having a blast digging back through past releases and catching up with a number of up and coming artists who have blessed the channel with their unique sounds and vibes.
If you enjoy what you hear from Walker’s live cuts, be sure to check out her recently released CLEAR EP and catch her on tour throughout March and April if you’re fortunate enough to snag tickets to her mostly sold out shows.
Enjoy “Karma” and “Girls Need Love” below.