Summer Payton is an R&B singer, songwriter, musician and producer from Chicago, Illinois. Surrounded by music from an early age, Summer picked up the piano by ear and learned from her father, a musician in the church. A childhood of being bullied and fat shamed led her to pick up her pen and write through her pain. Her musical journey led her to New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music where she has grown and fully developed her artistry.
Summer has been described as an “old soul” because of her sound and musical influences. The sounds of Motown and her Gospel infused upbringing combined with the 90’s R&B she fell in love with, drive her sound. She sings songs of independence, self-love, relationships and female empowerment. She’s performed in multiple cities including Chicago, New York, Atlanta and Berlin. MORE THAN A LIE is the first single off of her upcoming debut EP, So Free.
More Than a Lie is the first single Summer has released since her 2016 release of Untouchables. More Than a Lie was written and performed by Summer Payton and produced by Austin Crute. As most of her songs, the concept of More Than a Lie is based on a real life experience, a time in Summer's life where she found herself pulled in two different directions, torn between two people.
If you ask people if they would rather be told a lie or the truth, Summer says, “hands down most would probably say they want the truth.” More Than a Lie implies that perhaps the truth is not what you really want because in fact, often times "the truth hurts more than a lie." It is her hope that because her songs come from a very real place, that people will not only relate, but will also benefit from the lessons she's learned and expressed in song. Summer is releasing her new single,
More Than a Lie, on May 1, 2018, just days before she graduates from the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Summer's EPK: https://vimeo.com/259998611/2ed59a067b
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