Summer Walker Brings Sexual Elegance to Electric Brixton
In a year where R&B has dominated popular music, Summer Walker has been a leading star in R&B’s resurgence. Her debut shows at London’s Electric Brixton sold out in minutes and we were on hand to see what the Atlantian has to offer.
Paying tribute to her dancing days, Walker had pole dancers on either side of the stage performing elegant moves on two beaming poles in sync with Walker’s croons. It almost felt like the dancers were there to relax Walker who admitted she suffers from social anxiety, something that has limited her from performing live in the past.
Nonetheless, Walker performed her adored songs from Session 32 and Last Day of Summer to the crowd’s enjoyment. Despite Over It only being released a few weeks prior to the show, her loyal fans sang each line with confidence and affiliation to Summer’s lyrics. At points, we saw the real Summer, from her swigging at some wine or her cheeky attempt at dancing the pole to which she replied: “Well, I didn’t die!”. It’s the human side that’s made her 2019’s breakout star.
She closed the show with arguably Over It’s leading track Playing Games, before her boyfriend/producer, London On Da Track bursting on stage and christened her ‘the new queen of R&B’. Given the adulation received in Brixton, it’s hard to argue against that.