New Music To Know This Week: Summer Walker Strums Though The Pain & More

Summer Walker is one of the best in the left-of-center singer/songwriter game today. On her new single, she lays out some expectations for a relationship; she makes the case that it’s easy to please her, but clearly someone isn’t getting the job done. The production here is phenomenal, offering a great mix of programmed sounds and flamenco-inspired acoustic guitar giving the track a surprising warmth. Her voice is in peak form, hitting those unique, thin sounds she’s known for and filling out in the chorus as she reaches for that “say my name” and blows it out with vocal tracking. Sad end of summer jam, anyone?