With less than a day left before her new album comes out, getting to here SZA come out and explain her thought process going into the making of it is an interesting experience. She talks about her inspirations and personal experiences in a way that humanizes her and makes the way you experience her songs very different than what it may have been before.
One of the best about SZA is that, being the driving writing force behind the majority of her songs, she is able to come out and explain the meaning behind a track or a an overall theme without ruining the ability for the listener to get their own meaning from it. She integrates her experiences into her work in a way that means that it’s not always about a particular person or situation as much as it is a state of mind. That and her ability to just own her own flaws is highly refreshing from someone this visible in the industry.
CTRL drops tonight!