Singer-songwriter Summer Walker is celebrating the fifth anniversary of her acclaimed debut mixtape, Last Day of Summer, with a special release. On Friday, October 20, Walker dropped the “Girls Need Love (Girls Mix) EP” through LVRN and Interscope Records.
This EP features five distinct versions of Walker’s breakout hit single, “Girls Need Love,” which has achieved the prestigious five-times platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song initially gained significant attention after a remix with Drake, propelling it into the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 and peaking at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
For the “Girls Mix” EP, Summer Walker collaborated with talented artists, including Victoria Monét, Tyla, and Tink, who contributed guest verses on three of the tracks. The EP cover features a tweet from March 4, 2019, where Walker humorously suggested to her followers to “text ur man ‘I just need some d–k with no complications’ and tweet me his reply lol.” Additionally, the EP includes an acoustic version of the song, which was released earlier in the week, and the original rendition of “Girls Need Love.”
In addition to the EP release, Summer Walker is offering an exclusive cobalt blue vinyl edition of Last Day of Summer and limited-edition merchandise on her website. Last Day of Summer, originally released on October 19, 2018, recently achieved platinum certification from the RIAA. The mixtape reached No. 25 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 44 on the Billboard 200.
The “Girls Need Love (Girls Mix) EP” arrives after Walker’s Clear 2: Soft Life EP, a nine-track project featuring an “audio hug” from J. Cole and a collaboration with Childish Gambino titled “New Type.” Clear 2: Soft Life reached No. 7 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 26 on the Billboard 200, further solidifying Summer Walker’s position as a rising star in the music industry.