It’s felt like forever since SZA‘s major-label debut album, CTRL (it’s been three years, to be exact). While she’s kept busy with a steady stream of collaborations, her “hive” doesn’t care about that and has been clamoring for a proper follow-up to the album.
It appears that that is finally on the way, as the songstress has released “Hit Different,” with Ty Dolla $ign and produced by The Neptunes.
“I was swimming in my brain about what I wanted to say first, what I wanted to bring energy wise first and I just really… I just stopped trying to like overthink and I just wanted to give people something just to vibe because I have so much stuff that I’m just done holding onto,” SZA said to Zane Lowe. “So it’s like I don’t even know how any of its gonna take shape or any of that but I’m just done holding on to it and this is the beginning of me just rolling out all my thoughts. I can’t hold onto things because I’m scared everyday forever. That’s how I am. Even today I was crying with mom because I haven’t dropped anything in so long and I just feel like the anxiety and like the crushing… I can’t explain how it feels to me. Sometimes I’m strong enough to just drop something and then two weeks passes and then I’m not strong anymore.”
The track also comes with a matching video, which can be seen below.