Summer Walker is not new to the spotlight, and her much-awaited junior album, Still Over It, following the top-selling album, Over It, left fans craving more. The R&B queen has consistently dropped relatable hits and didn’t miss a beat in her latest album release.
The album recently broke Apple Music’s record for the most album streams in a day by a female-identifying artist ever, and Still Over It was named the biggest R&B album debut ever on the platform as well.
“Take this opportunity to learn from my mistakes. You don’t have to guess if something is love. Love is shown through actions. Stop making excuses for people who don’t show up for you. Don’t ignore the red flags,” Walker said in an exclusive message to Apple Music Users.
Walker’s junior album chronicles her emotional journey in a 20-track project that has a plethora of features from R&B singers like Ari Lennox to rappers such as Lil Durk and even has featured narrations from artists, Ciara and Cardi B.
“I’m hurting, but there’s purpose in my pain. I need you. I need you to restore my faith in love, give me strength,” Ciara says in the outro of the album, “Ciara’s Prayer.”
Over It offered fans the anthems of being in love, but Still Over It takes listeners through the ups and downs that occur after the end of a relationship. The album’s storyline follows the breakup between the 25-year-old singer and the father of her child, London On Da Track. Walker shares her initial pain and the anguish she experienced when moving through the breakup and raising her first child, Princess Bubblegum.
The album has gotten mixed reviews with some fans invested in the storyline of Summer Walker’s recent album and others feeling detached to the topics at hand.
“I felt like the album was good and it was something that women needed in order to kind of say how they felt when trapped in certain relationships,” said junior education major Alexandria Allen. “I feel like my favorite song on the album was “4th Baby Mama” because she really exposed him for filth. And I’m glad she did so because a lot of us did not know what was going on behind closed doors.”
Sophomore nursing major, Justyce Moore was among the fans that didn’t really feel connected to Still Over It in comparison to her 2019 release, Over It.
“I felt like it was overhyped. It didn’t give me what I was expecting. You know what I was hoping it would be. I didn’t feel connected like I did with Over It,” said Moore.
Although different in tone compared to Over It, the album remains authentic to her nostalgic early 2000’s vibe that took her sophomore album to the next level. Still Over It conveys songs that seamlessly showcase the confusion, anger, and heartbreak from a break-up. The album offers raw and authentic pieces that connect to listeners and beautifully display the closure from the end of her latest relationship.
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