Last year, Summer Walker joined forces with R&B superstar Usher for their single “Come Thru,” a sultry record from her album Over It. Now, the duo brought their widely loved collaboration to the 20th BET Awards stage, all the while practicing social distancing.
The virtual performance featured that of an intimate, and warm aesthetic. Walker appeared first, sitting barefoot in an delicate pink dress in the middle of a dreamy, all-pink living room, complete with candles, plants and a couch. The clouds in the background match the soft, and flowy texture of her angelic vocals. After singing a few bars of her own heartfelt track, “Session 32,” acoustically, she transitioned into “Come Thru,” which samples Usher’s 1997 song “You Make Me Wanna.”
The camera then pans over into Usher’s separate living room setup, this time hued in all blue and simply adorned with clouds, and his musicians. His powerhouse vocals introduce the second verse of their song, and is sonically a perfect juxtaposition of Walkers soft tone against his boisterous, and round sound. As the two join together in a beautiful harmony, Usher walked over (literally came through) to join Walker on her couch.
Walker was awarded two BET Awards nominations: Best female R&B/pop artist and best new artist. Meanwhile, Usher received a nod for best male R&B/pop artist.
Watch their full performance below.