Summer Walker & Usher Made Some Elite R&B With “Come Thru”

“Come Thru” strikes a perfect balance between sultry and bouncy.

When Summer Walker shared the tracklist for her debut studio album, Over It, a few weeks ago, we discovered that she was going to manifest a R&B fantasy. We saw the album would boast features from the genre’s heavyweights: Bryson Tiller, 6LACK, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Jhene Aiko, and Ursher, baby!

While Walker has been proving that she can create the smooth R&B reminiscent of the 90s and early 2000s, she has also shown a commitment to infusing it with an updated twist. London On Da Track – one of the innovators of trap’s sound – being behind the boards on Over It also renders the music less traditional. While the chord progressions he uses calls Destiny’s Child to mind, his drums have a modern swing and weight to them. On “Come Thru,” Walker sings a wavy chorus that is bolstered to an exhilarating level when Usher joins in to sing it with her. Their vocals are layered beautifully, with ad-libs and runs calling out from all directions to spark R&B fireworks.

— HNHH

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