The “Girl’s Need Love” singer dropped her highly anticipated sophomore album about love and heartbreak two years after her first official studio LP, “Over It.”
She addresses her feelings, frustration and reminds listeners that she is still, in fact, over it. It was the biggest debut album for a female R&B artist since Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” in 2016.
The LVRN and Interscope artist opened up in an exclusive message through Apple Music about her latest masterpiece: “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. And don’t think you have to stay somewhere because you can’t find better — you can and you will. Don’t settle for less — you don’t deserve it and neither does your family,” Walker said.
The statement is in reference to the 25-year-old Atlanta native’s overtly public and dramatic relationship with “Over It” producer London on da Track, who is her ex-boyfriend and the father of her child.
The 20-track project opens up with “Bitter,” which immediately addresses her ex — setting the tone for the album and featuring a narration from rapper Cardi B. It currently sits at No.1, surpassing Adele’s single, “Easy On Me” on Apple Music’s “Top Songs” chart.
The musical narrative builds onto the 2000s R&B sound from her previous LP with incorporations of modern R&B, pop and rap that features SZA, Ari Lennox, Lil Durk, Pharrell and the Neptunes, Omarion and concludes with “Ciara’s Prayer,” a narration by Ciara.
Tatianna Young, a second-year business administration student at FAMU from Jacksonville, says this was the most anticipated album of the year.
The album rollout included a teaser video on her Instagram page that stages the setting of her 2019 LP cover art while being on the phone with (then) incarcerated JT, discussing boy problems and the two working on new music when she gets released.
“Ex For A Reason” came out days later as her first single for “Still Over It.”
In addition to digital content, fans in various cities lined up in attempt to smash a glass case that contained the opportunity for an exclusive first listen.
“I really looked forward to the album,” she said. “It shows her growth — musically and overall. She portrayed her emotional pain that she went through and I felt it, personally. I love her as an artist — not limiting to her albums, but her EP’s as well.”
She argues that “Session 32,” Walker’s first ever debut single, is still her best work.
This isn’t her best album to Kyana Robinson, a pre-pharmacy student from Boynton Beach.
“I like it, but it isn’t my favorite,” she said. “Maybe because I can’t relate to her issues as much but compared to her other works, she has put a lot more of her emotions into it. But I did understand the importance of loving and staying true to yourself.”