Atlanta R&B singer-songwriter Summer Walker covered neo-soul pioneer and mentor Erykah Badu “Bag Lady” on BBC Radio’s latest Live Lounge.
Walker – fresh out of the release of her second studio album Always on – stopped by the BBC to perform a short but moving rendition of the song, taken from Badu’s second album Mom’s gun. You can watch the performance of “Bag Lady” below.
Walker and Badu are known to be fans of each other’s music, with Walker noting that she grew up on Badu’s much-acclaimed work in the ’90s. The couple discussed their careers and finding their place. in a 2020 interview broadcast on Rolling stone.
“When I watched you play a lot, I would always say, ‘Oh, my God, look at that confidence. Just as you would order a room, order either your party or your space. Woman to woman, I want to be like that, to have that kind of confidence, ”Walker said of Badu.
Elsewhere in his stint on BBC Radio, Walker performed “Toxic” from his most recent work. She also gave fans a smooth live version of “Playing Games,” her groundbreaking 2019 debut single Over It.
Among other reviews, Summer Walker received a rave five-star review from NME for Always on. A certain darkness descended on the once-pink down that memorablely featured on the cover of the Over It album, with Always on instead of displaying a whirlwind of emotions. Walker has a song here for every feeling of overwhelming breakup, from confusion to anger to outright pettiness – and that’s the kind of unshakeable quality we all love him for, ”NME wrote. .
Walker broke several records in the following hours It’s always over Release. These records included: – The biggest debut album by an artist to ever identify with Apple Music; Biggest R&B Debut Album Ever on Apple Music; Still Over It at # 1 on the Apple Music All-Genre Chart and all of its songs ranked between # 1 and # 22 on the All-Genre Top Songs chart.