The Multi-Platinum Singer Releases “Girls Need Love (Acoustic)”
Along With An Accompanying Music Video
‘Last Day Of Summer’ Album Is Officially RIAA-Certified Platinum
Summer Walker (LVRN/Interscope Records) is celebrating a huge career milestone as her acclaimed 2018 debut mixtape, Last Day of Summer, has hit its fifth anniversary and has officially been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). To honor the accolade, the singer will be releasing a new EP titled Girls Need Love (Girls Mix) on October 20, and it will also serve as a special thank you to her fans who’ve supported her since her debut five years ago.
“Girls Need Love (Acoustic)” is available on all digital platforms, as well as the official music video, which is exclusively on Apple Music. In the video, directed by longtime collaborator Lacey Duke, Walker is dressed in a Winnie The Pooh-inspired onesie and links up with her crew, who are also wearing animal-inspired loungewear, in a home while she serenades listeners about the wants and needs of a woman.
The Girls Need Love (Girls Mix) EP comes equipped with five different versions of Walker’s breakout hit single “Girls Need Love,” which is also certified 6X-platinum. Three of the tracks feature guest verses from a trio of leading women, including Victoria Monét, Tyla, and Tink. Walker also gifts fans an acoustic version of the Last Day of Summer standout track along with the original version to close out the EP. In addition to the upcoming Girls Need Love (Girls Mix) EP, Walker will also release an exclusive cobalt blue vinyl for her debut mixtape, Last Day of Summer. Fans will also be treated to special limited-edition merchandise that Walker will be dropping on her official website to coincide with the vinyl release.
The project spawned her multi-platinum single, “Girls Need Love,” and the celebrated remix featuring Drake, which soared to No. 2 on the Hot R&B and entered the top 40 of the Hot 100. Last year, Summer released the revamped version of Last Day of Summer (Sped-Up) after the viral explosion of her sped-up platinum-certified single “Karma,” which created spikes in her streams. Summer Walker is also amongst rare company as she’s become the latest person to join the exclusive list of women with 30-plus gold-certified songs. There have only been 8 women in the 70-year history of the RIAA’s history to have accomplished the rare feat.
Last month, Walker was honored by the City of Atlanta and the Mayor’s Office of Film, Entertainment & Nightlife with a proclamation that the official last day of summer, September 22, is now recognized as Summer Walker Day. Walker has several contributions and philanthropic efforts within Atlanta have uplifted her community and cemented her as one of Atlanta’s greatest success stories. One of her latest charity efforts is the Last Day of Summer Small Business Activation, in collaboration with Social Xurrency, which helps small businesses within the Atlanta community. Participating businesses can be found at buyblackwomensshit.com which assists hard-working women that want to succeed.
Girls Need Love (Girls Mix) EP Tracklist
1. Girls Need Love (Girls Mix) (ft. Victoria Monét)
2. Girls Need Love (Girls Mix) (ft. Tyla)
3. Girls Need Love (Girls Mix) (ft. Tink)
4. Girls Need Love (Acoustic)
5. Girls Need Love