Summer Banton premieres her new single “What’s The Move” today with EUPHORIA.
Set for official release this Friday, the deliciously sunny track fuses R&B and dancehall whilst showing off Summer Banton’s modulated vocal talents. The thumping bassline throughout is a nod to Banton’s South London roots, where the production has become a trademark of the capital city’s contemporary music scene.
The new tune is all about inviting a love interest to move things to the next level. “When you come through / Boy what’s the move?” Banton questions on the catchy chorus. “It’s 2.0 / Don’t know where it’s gonna go / Boy what’s the move?”
“’What’s The Move’ blends two of my favourite genres being R&B with a splash of dancehall from my Jamaican roots. I wanted to make a feel-good tune about the start of a relationship to reflect all the excitement that comes with catching feelings,” says Banton.
Noting Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse and Beyoncé as some of her key musical influences, Summer Banton worked with the producer Livingstone Brown (Ed Sheeran, Corrine Bailey Rae, Beenie Man), to create “What’s The Move.”
Musical from a young age, Banton taught herself piano and swiftly started attending studio sessions, going on to engage in a number of music projects as a teen. Before she launched her solo career, Banton toured Europe playing jazz standards with a live band to boot. Her first single “We’re Cool” was released in 2019, followed by a 5-track EP, Summary. Earlier this year, she shared the track “Wake You Up.”