Summer Walker has announced the release of her new EP, CLEAR 2: Soft Life, which is set to drop on May 19 under LVRN/Interscope Records. The announcement was made during her performance at the Dreamville Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina on Sunday. CLEAR 2 is a follow-up to her 2019 EP, CLEAR, which consisted of all acoustic songs.
Walker’s highly anticipated new EP will be her first project since the release of her sophomore album, Still Over It, in 2021. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 166,000 equivalent units. The tracks from the album garnered a record-breaking 201.1 million on-demand streams, making it the largest streaming week for an R&B album by a woman in history.
The new EP promises to offer fans another taste of Walker’s raw and emotional songwriting style. Walker has always been known for keeping her personal life private, but has been open about her struggles with anxiety and depression in her music. In a now-deleted Instagram post, Walker said of the original CLEAR EP, “I don’t really like to get personal on here ’cause I feel like y’all can get to know me more through the music.”
Walker has continued to keep her fans satisfied with her collaborations, including her recent feature on Alex Vaughn’s “So Be It (Remix)” from her project, The Hurtbook: (Homegirl Pack). In addition, she is set to perform at the Lovers & Friends Festival in Las Vegas on May 6, and Mary J. Blige’s Strength of a Woman Festival in Atlanta on May 13.
Fans eagerly await the arrival of CLEAR 2: Soft Life, hoping it will deliver the same level of emotional depth and sonic brilliance as its predecessor.