It’s finally here! SZA’s debut album ‘Ctrl’ is released in full. With an eclectic glittery mesh of Electronic, R&B, Hip-Hip, Disco and Soul, SZA’s debut is a melting pot of feminine thought and honest emotion. The album is raw, funny and pleading, with lyrics swaying from “Do you even know I’m alive” to “Real niggas do not deserve pussy” and my personal favourite “You’re like 9 to 5, I’m the weekend”. This is a project fit for my various mood swings, so I know I’ll be playing it for some time to come. SZA speaks to the multiple personalities, moods and emotions, within every young woman today, and will have guys bopping their heads and evaluating their game.
With SZA teasing Ctrl with the release of singles “Drew Barrymore”, “Love Galore” and “Broken Clocks”, it was getting that much harder to contain my excitement with all this anticipation building. The 14-track album has features from Travis Scott, James Fauntleroy, Kendrick Lamar and Isaiah Rashad, with production supplied by Cam O’Bi, Frank Dukes, Terrace Martin, and ThankGod4Cody amongst many others.