SZA has been a huge hit since her debut album, Ctrl, was released in 2017 and she’s now set to release her long-awaited second album. Her fans can’t wait for her new music to come out, and some are curious about what her stage name means.
SZA’s stage name is derived from the Supreme Alphabet. This is a system of interpretation that helps people find deeper meaning in words.
SZA Explains Why She Cried a Lot Filming the ‘Nobody Gets Me’ Video
SZA’s sophomore album, SOS, is an ambitious record that stretches R&B far and wide. The singer shows an adventurous side of her music taste on this album, dipping her toes into rock and hip hop, while still remaining true to her R&B roots.
She also enlists an array of collaborators including Phoebe Bridgers and Travis Scott on the project.
SZA & Kendrick Lamar Collaborate on ‘All The Stars’
Kendrick Lamar and SZA have come together on ‘All The Stars’, a new song they’ve released that’s part of the soundtrack for Black Panther. The TDE labelmates are both coming off big years in 2017, with Lamar cementing his place as one of the most respected rap stars of our time and SZA’s debut album CTRL earning her first GRAMMY nominations.
The ‘All The Stars’ video mixes an African aesthetic with the grandiose feel of superhero flicks. It shows Lamar leading a village and carried by loyal followers, while SZA dances amongst glimmering constellations.
SZA & Kendrick Lamar Collaborate on ‘Babylon’
After a long wait, SZA’s sophomore album SOS finally drops today. It’s a wildly ambitious project that’s been described by Rolling Stone as “even more enjoyable” than her 2017 breakout, CTRL.
The twenty-three track album is a kaleidoscope of genres that span the sonic spectrum from R&B to rock, and neo soul. It’s melancholic, wrathful, nostalgic, impulsive and confident all at once.
It’s easy to see why SZA’s music has resonated with millions of people. She’s never been afraid to be vulnerable, and her honesty and candour shine through in the lyrical content.
SZA & Kendrick Lamar Collaborate on ‘Doves in the Wind’
SZA is currently on her Ctrl tour, and she recently took to the stage to perform a surprise collaboration with her Top Dawg label mate Kendrick Lamar. Their song “Doves in the Wind” is a nod to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and it features martial arts-inspired choreography.
The video was directed by Nabil, who has also worked with both artists on their latest projects. The clip is filled with a lot of movie references as SZA tries to get away from her bad public reputation.
If you’re a fan of SZA, this is definitely worth checking out! Her lyrical skills are exceptional and she’s able to make hard songs sound easy.
SZA & Kendrick Lamar Collaborate on ‘Kill Bill’
SZA is a singer who manages to make waves even with changing trends and the fast pace of the music industry.
In her debut album, Ctrl, SZA explored her personal relationships with a variety of different people. The project was an immediate hit, earning SZA several Grammy nominations and a spot in the Billboard Hot 100 top ten.
On her sophomore release, SOS, SZA explores a wide range of emotional rollercoasters, all the while depicting the shadowy side of humanity. Nothing about healing and growth is easy or linear, but SZA eloquently tackles these experiences in her songs.
SZA & Kendrick Lamar Collaborate on ‘Blind’
SZA’s long-awaited sophomore album is slated to hit shelves this Friday (December 9), and sales forecasts are projecting the TDE singer’s new body of work will sit atop the Billboard 200.
SOS follows 2017’s debut album, Ctrl, which spawned the chart-topping singles “I Hate U,” “Shirt” and “Blind.” With production by Babyface, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Jay Versace, ThankGod4Cody, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Emile Haynie and more, SZA’s 23-track record carries a diverse variety of styles.
In the album’s lead single, “Nobody Gets Me,” SZA describes her feelings about female-male relationships in a sincere and simple language. The track also features Kendrick Lamar, who joins SZA for a verse, and is a surprisingly powerful collaboration between the two artists.