Summer Walker Announces “Clear 2: Soft Life” EP During Her Dreamville Set

J. Cole’s annual festival took place in Raleigh this past weekend, and it was full of amazing surprises to say the least.

BYHayley Hynes
Summer Walker Announces “Clear 2: Soft Life” EP During Her Dreamville Set

Even after giving birth to twins a few months ago, Summer Walker continues to prove her dedication to her craft. She performed at this past weekend's Dreamville Festival, chiefly using her time on stage to make an exciting announcement. In between singing some of her biggest hits from projects like Over It and Still Over It, the R&B diva confirmed that a new EP, titled Clear 2: Soft Life, will be coming very soon.

The upcoming release will mark her first solo effort since the 2021 album. That body of work markedly chronicled her tumultuous relationship with London On Da Track. The two artists share Walker's oldest child, Bubbles. Unfortunately, they've had a difficult time navigating co-parenting since going their separate ways. Since then, the Atlanta native has also ended things with the father of her twins, Larry, causing some fans to speculate that this new EP may give us some insight into that situation.

Summer Walker Says New Music OTW

"Just wanted to let y’all guys know that I have an EP dropping… May 19th. Go to my website if you wanna pre-order it," the 26-year-old told the crowd on Sunday (April 2) night. "Y'all ready for some new music?" As Hypebae notes, the planned release will serve as a sequel to 2019's CLEAR, which consists of four solo titles – "Riot," "Grave," "Wasted," and "Settling." More recently, we've heard the mother of three on "Tell Me It's Over" with Jacquees and 6LACK from the former's 2022 album, as well as alongside Ciara on "Better Thangs."

Regardless of what stories she plans to tell on her next project, R&B lovers are just happy to know that new music from the ethereal vocalist is on the way this spring. Elsewhere at Dreamville Fest, Summer Walker posed for a photo with Usher (who headlined on April Fool's Day and hilariously tricked his audience into thinking Beyoncé would be joining him) and played arcade games with J. Cole himself. Keep scrolling to see more photos and videos of the singer's weekend in Raleigh, and let us know if you're excited about her upcoming EP in the comments.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.