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 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.