"Playing Games" finds Summer Walker feeling unappreciated by her lover. She confronts her man, telling the dude she's not interested in him buying her extravagant gifts because she's already financially self sufficient. The Atlanta songstress wants her beau to quit "playing games" and give her some attention and love.
The sultry ballad's chorus interpolates Destiny's Child's 1999 classic about an underappreciated lover, "Say My Name." Walker uses the bars to let her guy know he'd better publicly acknowledge their relationship.
"Playing Games" was released as the lead single from Over It on August 23, 2019. Walker also recorded an extended version of the song featuring an additional verse from Bryson Tiller for the album. The Louisville, Kentucky singer urges Walker to drop her shady lover and let him be her romantic partner.
The song was produced by Summer Walker's boyfriend, London on da Track. The Atlanta beatmaker also had a hand in writing "Playing Games" along with the singer and her go-to songwriting collaborators Aubrey Robinson, London Holmes and Roark Bailey.
Boston leader Tom Scholz went back to his job at Polaroid after releasing the group's debut album. When his co-workers kept coming by to tell him "More Than A Feeling" was playing on the radio, he knew it was time to quit his day job.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.