Summer Walker Praised For Stunning Feature On Childish Gambino's "Sweetest Thang"

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SUGAR LAND, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 11: Summer Walker performs on stage during the Honeyland Festival at Crown Festival Park on November 11, 2023 in Sugar Land, Texas. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)
Summer deserves the shine.

Earlier this week, the ever-so-talented Childish Gambino sort of surprised everyone earlier this week by releasing Atavista. We say sort of because most artists do not drop big projects on Mondays, but this effort was known to be coming soon. The California native describes this as his updated version of the 2020 project 3.15.20. Ultimately, the mixing was improved, tracks were added and subtracted, and new guests were brought into the fray. One of those fresh faces included Atlanta R&B songstress Summer Walker.

Her vocal talents were added to the seven-minute ballad about Gambino not understanding why his partner continue to loves him. Conversely, Summer reaffirms her affection on the outro in which they harmonize. "I just wanna say thank you / 'Cause I love you, mm, mm (Love you)," she repeats. It is easily one of the most, if not the most stunning track on the album and fans are taking notice online.

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The Neighborhood Talk gathered some tweets and everyone agrees that Summer has a gorgeous voice. "Oh he really put summer walker on sweetest thang.. it's beautiful😫," one user writes. "Summer Walker on here is EVERYTHING," another adds. The song has some breathtaking church organ sections woven into the instrumental and when she pops in, it takes it to another level. She was definitely a natural fit, as Summer has shown interest in gospel music throughout her career. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, she mentioned what she keeps in rotation from the genre. ""I have a very, very, very large playlist and I do not know the names of anything. I just listen to it... It's like a bunch of gospel."

What are your thoughts on the praise that Summer Walker is getting for her feature on Childish Gambino's "Sweetest Thang" off Atavista? Is this one of her strongest guest performances of her career, why or why not? Is this the best song from Gambino's new album? Did she have the best feature on the record? We would like to hear what you have to say, so be sure to leave your takes in the comments section. Additionally, always keep it locked in with HNHH for all of the latest news surrounding Summer Walker and Childish Gambino. Finally, stay with us for everything else going on in the music world.

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Zachary Horvath is the Music Freelance News Writer for HNHH. He was brought on to the staff in August 2023. The passion for music and sports has always been there and being able to share it through writing is extremely fulfilling for him. Zach looks to bring the very best content for the site.