Based in the creative heart of Washington DC, the hybrid soul and funk star Summer Dennis has quickly become one of the capital’s most intriguing new talents. A diverse and wonderfully original artist, she has recently announced news of her upcoming album ‘Something’s Gotta Change’, along with the early double release of two bold and intoxicating new singles. Presented by Rhymes Entertainment and putting a perfect close on this month, Summer has launched herself into the spotlight with a flurry of warm, welcoming vocals and deft soul beats, and it’s all thanks to ‘Broke Shit’ and ‘Video Game’.
A classically trained musician and vocalist, Summer’s sound is lush and spirited, giving in to creative freedoms and high energy performances that inspire and enrapture in equal measure. A strong and unwavering female lead, Summer co-writes with Bill Moore to compose music that displays power, independence but also femininity, delivering a special cross-over audience appeal and combine elements of rock, R&B, Latin, pop and reggae.
Built with limitless appeal, Summer wrote both tracks to convey a sense of self, but also to reflect the current state of things, offering golden strands of mainstream splendour that ebb and flow through wonderfully personal overtones.
“I was definitely a video game kid”, Summer explained, “Actually I’m a video game adult! My Dad was really into comic books and he’s a computer genius, so he had me on video games really early. We were in the studio one day and I was like, ‘I really want to make a song for the blerds like me’ ... so we just decided to do it. The video has me cosplaying two of my favourite characters. Storm from X-Men, and Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim and the World, and some animation. It’s a song that compares a relationship to a game; discussing how the boyfriend is behaving badly, “playing me like a video game”
Summer went on to explain the inspiration behind ‘Broke Shit’ as well, saying, “This song is a call to men to leave that “broke shit” over there. This is a song for all my ladies who have a certain kind of taste and will not tolerate any less. A lot of people seem to be frustrated by women who demand finer things and stability from their relationship situations, but this song celebrates a woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to announce it. Being a successful single woman is always a good time and there is no shame in demanding that your company not only keep up with your good time, but also bring some more good time with them!”
Two different, but equally remarkable releases, ‘Video Game’ and ‘Broke Shit’ are two sides of a very talented coin, perfectly presenting Summer’s voice and uncompromising talents. Essential new releases, they’re streaming now, and be sure to follow Summer on her social media pages below so you don’t miss the release of her new album in December.
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