Since making her illustrious mark with the well-received track “Girls Need Love,” Atlanta’s newcomer Summer Walker now debuts her first studio album Over It – a Billboard Chartbreaker, and a drug come true for any RnB junkie.
The mystifying singer-songwriter delivers a soul-baring, translucent 18-track joint taking listeners along for a sultry-smooth RnB ride throughout the many motions only a rocky relationship can bring.
From earning her first break with the YouTube mash-up “Fake Love, Black Beatles, Pony, Yes,” to collaborating with Drake himself, the LoveRenaissance / Interscope Records‘ artist is now one of the industry’s most sought-after.
It’s a pretty sure thing to say, that after you listen to Over It, an indelible album featuring major players Drake, Bryson Tiller, Usher, 6LACK, PARTYNEXTDOOR, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, and Jhenè Aiko – Summer Walker is inevitably, a name you’re bound to remember.
All three artists behind, “Shining”, have been on a nice run over the past few months (although each of their individual careers could easily be considered a long streak of success). Nonetheless, DJ Khaledis coming off of the release of Major Key last summer; Jay Z has been hinting at an album release while making moves on the executive side of Roc Nation; And Beyoncé, beyond arguably dropping the hottest album last year, has been performing, modelling, and overall queening while carrying twins. So, this is a superstar lineup to say the least.
Jay Z and Beyonce Collaborate on DJ Khaled’s ‘Shining’
The uplifting track features Beyoncéon the hook and first two verses as she sounds a little more like a rapper than singer. She drops some motivational lines as she boasts about how much she’s been “winning” and “shining” while also discouraging anyone from trying to slow her down. Jay Zlater comes through with a cold third verse that includes some braggadocio and sneaky wordplay regarding his 21 Grammys, a few jabs at some big talkers in the industry, and a sneak peek into his thoughts about his twins on the way.
The track gives writing credits to PARTYNEXTDOOR, and, according to HOV’s engineer Young Guru, the track was recorded the night before its release. With that being said, the recording was probably done in Jay Z and Beyoncé’s Beverly Hills home studio after the Roc Nation pre-Grammys brunch.
When you record vocals and @djkhaled puts it out the next day!!!! Shinning!!!