In a recent interview, Atlanta singer J. Cole moved Summer Walker to tears with a new song.
In a conversation with Young Miami on her REVOLT TV show Caresha please On Thursday (May 25), Walker gave viewers some insight behind her new track, “To Summer, From Cole,” featuring the Grammy-winning rapper.
“So we have a song called ‘Audio Hug,'” Summer Walker began. “I asked him to do a song, he didn’t have time to do it. He wanted to meet and I was so pregnant, oh my god, I can’t. I don’t know if you’ve seen pictures, I was like 200 pounds. My ankles were huge. It was crazy. So we haven’t met. But, he finally sent me something called an ‘audio hug’.
“It’s very sweet. I cried when I heard it. He was just as hella sweet and said that he would see through every bad thing that happened to me and that if I needed to call him for anything he would be fine.
She continued: “We didn’t meet in the studio, because I don’t even like to work like that. We met at Dreamville, which was a great festival.” That shit was good. But then we went to Dave and Buster’s and that’s when we cut it.
“We had a great time. He got his ass in basketball. Everyone got in there. It was crazy.”
Watch the full interview below:
Recently, J. Cole confirmed that his next album will be the long-awaited one Failure On Summer Walker’s new opening song Clear 2: Smooth life EP
Sandwiched between a Walker-produced hook and featuring a touching verse from Cole, the song serves as a “sonic hug” from the North Carolina rapper to the “Girls Want Love” artist — recalling his inspirational lyrics about self-acceptance at the end. Logic’s “Africanism”
“I’ve been thinking about you, I heard you just had another baby/Congratulations, I hope you make it without complications/I find it amazing, the way you juggle your kids, the biz, the fame, the hating dogs/You’re sitting around waiting for an album like I’m making. He raps.
Elsewhere, the father of two reflects on how his journey as a parent has softened him, made him salivate in verse: “Episode 32 brings me to tears, I’m shocked when I hear it / n-gga seems to keep crying so much because she had these kids / And I don’t know what it is that makes me so emotional, more than I already was.”
J. Cole and Summer Walker seem to have struck up a friendship in recent months. The R&B star performed at Cole’s Dreamville Festival in April, and the pair were spotted hanging out and posing together at the Dave & Buster’s afterparty.
Walkers Clear 2: Smooth life EP with J. Outside Cole boasts more star power, with contributions from Childish Gambino, Solange and Steve Lacy.