EP Watch: Summer Walker – Clear

With a string of sold out shows in March across the US, Summer Walker looks to be starting off the year with a statement of intent. As the groundswell of new music from Atlanta builds a platform for new young hip hop artists, Summer Walker reminds us that her hometown is also the place that brought us RnB stalwarts like Usher, TLC, Monica and Ciara. It’s good company to keep. Walker doesn’t just tread where others have walked, she is on her own path. A signee with the Atlanta-based record label LVRN (Love Renaissance) that includes DRAM, Boogie and 6LACK – again, it’s good company to keep.   The opening track of this EP is a slow serenade with a simple guitar line, giving all the space to introduce the albums protagonist. Walker croons –   ‘And you think of roses and daisies And I think of passion and fire...