Gaining a heap of traction following her single “What’s the Move” earlier this year, gifted South London songstress Summer Banton follows up strong in the form of shimmering new track “Go Away“.


Full Afrobeats vibes but still remaining true to her R&B and Soul roots, Summer shines on this record, showing depth in variety as she solidifies her presence as an emerging talent in today’s scene.


Speaking on the track Summer said: “‘Go Away’ is all about getting rid of bad vibes, embracing positive energy and living your best life! I’ve always wanted to create an R&B track inspired by Afrobeats, so ‘Go Away’ brings together two of my favourite genres perfect for the Summertime!”


Summer’s journey to music was an inevitable one – strong Reggae influences via family connections with legendary artist Maxi Priest, not to mention being the cousin of Dirtbike LB, who is one half of leading UK duo, D-Block Europe.


A part of the hugely successful Behind Every Great City EP back in 2018 before dropping her solo material – a collaborative effort by the NEXXT STEP programme, BBC 1XTRA’s Sian Anderson and the Mayor of London office – she’s already been on the ascension, touted by top tastemakers including BBC Introducing London, Beats 1’s Rebecca Judd and BBC 1XTRA’s DJ Ace


Leading with creativity and a passion for her craft, with the greats such as Amy Winehouse, Beyonce, and Alicia Keys remaining strong influences, Summer’s entrance onto the scene is an exciting and refreshing one not to be slept on.




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