Happy Birthday to one of Atlanta’s finest!
For most people, today is like any other Tuesday, but for Summer Walker, April 11 marks her 27th trip around the sun. The vocalist has accomplished plenty at such a young age, from giving birth to three children – including twins – freeing herself from toxic relationships, and releasing albums like Over It and Still Over It. To help celebrate her special day, we’ve decided to throw it back to one of her earliest releases, “Riot,” which first landed on her CLEAR EP along with three other titles.
Since its January 2019 debut, the short and sweet song has been streamed over 30 million times on Spotify alone. “You said you want love, babe / You said you can give it to me just how I, I need,” Walker’s stunning voice rings out as “Riot” begins. “And you think of roses and daisies / And I think of passion and fire like Hades,” her expressive lyrics continue. “You say all the time, peace and quiet / But for my love, I need a riot, a riot.”
Revisit Summer Walker’s “Riot” on Her Birthday
Other titles on the CLEAR EP include “Grave,” “Wasted,” and “Settling,” all of which have become beloved by fans in their own right. After over four years, Walker announced during her recent set at J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival that she’ll be coming with a follow-up to the four-track project later this spring. Called Clear 2: Soft Life, the highly anticipated release is slated for this coming May, though we don’t know how many songs, or guest features (if any) to expect.
The EP will mark the Atlanta native’s first major arrival since 2021’s Still Over It. Stream Summer Walker’s “Riot” on YouTube above, or add it to your playlist on Spotify/Apple Music. What’s your favorite throwback track by the R&B starlet? Let us know in the comments below, and check back later this week for more SONGWEB release recommendations.
And you think of roses and daisies
And I think of passion and fire like Hades
You say all the time, peace and quiet
But for my love, I need a riot, a riot