I can respect that Summer Walker is putting her mental health first. I think it's super important in today's time to acknowledge these things. I can only imagine the pressure a new artist goes through, especially one that is somewhat new to performing. I wish artist development was more prevalent these days, because the lack of it most definitely shows. I love Summer Walkers music, but I honestly wasn't impressed by her NPR performance a weeks ago. It shows that she is not comfortable in front of the crowd, and she wasn't really performing, but rather just singing through the songs. I hope she gets through this time, and learn to better deal with the stresses of being a performer. I'd love to see more from her.
This was a very special day! I premiered by Skyler's Vocal Healing Tea at Run Dat Back on September 3rd. The event was curated by So Soul Productions, and it took place at Apache Cafe. Prior to the event, I spent my day recording a demo of my original song, and teaching private music lessons.
I didn't grow up listening to her music super heavy, but I've always appreciated her classics, like "Video" and "Brown Skin." As I delve deeper into my own music, I'm listening more closely to different things, and she's one of the artists I selected to study. I learned a lot from watching documentaries, interviews, and this concert video from a jazz festival in 2014. I really appreciate her positive and empowering lyrical content. Her voice is so rich, and it's super dope she can play the flute!
My life is a song still being written...watch my lyrics evolve.