Over It Body Playing Games (Extended Version) Drunk Dialing…LODT Come Thru Potential Fun Girl Tonight Me Like It Just Might Stretch You Out (feat. A Boogie wit da Hoodie) Off of You Anna Mae I’ll Kill You (feat. Jhen Aiko) Nobody Else Playing Games Girls Need Love (Remix)
Summer Walker doesnt look the way she sounds. The Atlanta singers face tattoos are more in line with the aesthetic of her hometowns many hip-hop superstars than that of 90s golden-era R&B acts like Mary J. Blige, Xscape, and SWV, but the makeover feels right for the moment. On Walkers heavily anticipated Over It, which follows her 2018 breakout mixtape Last Day of Summeras well as the CLEAR EPthe singer recontextualizes some familiar-sounding frustrations and reckonings about hard-earned romantic truths by way of throwback sounds and contemporary real talk.
Did I ever ask you to take me to go shopping in Paris?/Or go sailing overseas and just drape me in Gucci? she asks on the Bryson Tiller duet Playing Games. No, I never had an issue, go to the club with your boys, baby/I never wanted you to stay too long, just wanted you to show me off. Later in the song she borrows a few bars from Say My Name, Destinys Childs eternally catchy ballad of the underappreciated lover. Over It is indeed peppered with references to the R&B of Walkers childhood: Producer London On Da Track utilizes a vintage 702 sample for Body and builds the beat for Come Thru, which features Usher, on the keyboard line of the ATL icons 1997 You Make Me Wanna… The album also boasts guest spots from Drake, 6LACK, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, and long-dormant moody-R&B hero PARTYNEXTDOOR.
The vantage point of Over It, though, is wholly the singers own. The exchanges in Walkers verses sound like they could have been grafted directly from text messages or pulled from a FaceTime conversation. Am I really that much to handle? she opines on the title track. You wanna be a good friend to me/Why dont you pour up that Hennessy/Light up a few blunts so we can get high, she sings on Tonight. Too much Patrn will have you calling his phone/Have you wanting some more, she advises on Drunk DialingLODT. Walkers words are so relatable they seem destined to become social media captions. Over It, then, is a project whose title betrays its makers constitution, one certain only to leave fans wanting more.