On the five-track EP, the Atlanta-bred singer reminisces on toxic relationships, her current romantic life, and more.
Summer Walker returns at the height of summer and releases her new EP, Life On Earth.
On the five-track project she digs deeper into her emotional bag that she brought forth on her critically acclaimed debut album Over It. Though the release is short, it’s reminiscent of her CLEAR EP that arrived in 2019.
Life On Earth which is executive produced by Walker is packed with sensual vibes ideal for summer flings but the LVRN signee also manages to add in quite a few reflective lyrics. Features include PARTYNEXTDOOR and NO1-NOAH. Below we’re sharing our thoughts on our favorite three tracks.
“Let It Go”: This deep cut offers up Summer’s ideals on a past relationship and it’s relatable. Throughout the song, she reminisces on being all in and having to move on. The vocals are supreme and are paired with guitar riffs that align perfectly. London On Da Track is credited as one of the producers on “Let It Go,” per Genius.
“SWV” featuring NO1-NOAH: A few days ago when I listened to this track, I didn’t even catch the SWV euphemism and track name. Now a few days in, it makes perfect sense. On the wax, Summer is singing about being “weak in the knees” for her lover. “SWV” is sex-centric and the songstress claims her sexuality firmly on it. NO1-NOAH is equally sexy on the cut.
“My Affection” featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR: Toxic R&B has risen in notoriety over the past ten years. PARTYNEXTDOOR is one of the kings of this, on “My Affection” he’s singing about a romantic partner that things went left with. He’s the perfect match for Summer who lays out her straightforward thoughts on dealing with an ex before she acquired her cult fanbase.
If you’ve been curious about whether or not Summer has been sitting twiddling her thumbs and beating her face for no reason during quarantine, Life On Earth proves she’s been working. Her fans are anxiously waiting for more, but five tracks will do for now. The EP has a polished sound and the production works extremely well alongside Summer’s stunning vocals.
Stream Life On Earth below.
Robyn Mowatt is a staff writer at Okayplayer where she covers culture, music, and fashion. You can see what's on her mind @robyn_mowatt.