Los Angeles pop singer Summer Ferguson has earned considerable recognition since her cover of Julia Michaels’ “Issues” went viral. The cover was received by a half-million strong audience from its placement on MTV’s Cover of the Month; everyone from fans, award-winning producers, and even Lady Gaga, took note.
Fresh off her widespread success, Ferguson (under the artist name Summy) now focuses exclusively on original songwriting. Her latest single, “Sus” has attracted a sizable following on Spotify and Soundcloud—and with justifiable reason. Alongside Summy’s vocal tonality, its beat resonates like a noticeable contender among modern pop acts. Similar symmetry is felt in the song’s subject matter—about suspicions within a relationship—and the subtler textural intricacies that contribute to the song’s identity as a whole. Ultimately, “Sus” is a solid indicator, both of Summy’s staying power as an artist, and a promising career ahead.