SZA is still one of the best artists in the game ever since the release of her debut studio album ‘Ctrl’ in the summer of 2017. It was led by singles such as “Drew Barrymore” and “Love Galore” featuring Travis Scott. “The Weekend” ended up emerging as the most popular track on there as it originally wasn’t a single.
In 2018, SZA ran into a road block as she suffered swollen vocal cords. This caused her to miss the TDE Championship Tour that year as well.
SZA has since recovered very quickly since then and has appeared as a guest feature on some of the hottest records in the country such as DJ Khaled’s “Just Us” last year and most recently, “The Other Side” with Justin Timberlake. Prior to suffering the injury to her vocal cords in 2018, that same year, she was part of arguably the most popular song in the country with fellow TDE label mate Kendrick Lamar on “All The Stars.” This was on the Black Panther movie soundtrack.
As far as when SZA sophomore album is expected to be released, she gave somewhat of a clue at the beginning of this year on Twitter. A fan asked her “Are we getting anything this year ma’am i’m STARVING.” She replied with “I’d say the date me and punch (TDE President) jus discussed .. but that would stress me n build unnecessary pressure.. short answer is yes.” The question asked by the fans was “anything” and hopefully, that material wasn’t only the Justin Timberlake collaboration.
I’d say the date me and punch jus discussed .. but that would stress me n build uneccesary pressure 🥺.. short answer is yes https://t.co/pXRW7noddh
— SZA (@sza) January 3, 2020
Last month, SZA made it clear on Twitter that she’s not doing video interviews or photos “for the rest of her life” and to not ask. Hopefully, with this tweet, this is just a sign that she’s locked in the studio and preparing the release of the new album. A lot of artists just like to remain low key though. Kendrick Lamar at this point in his career is one of the greatest rappers of all-time and yet, we rarely ever see him do interviews or be active on social media.
Not doing any videos Interviews or photos for the rest of my life lol don’t ask .👍🏾
— SZA (@sza) February 19, 2020
Last month, SZA also appeared in a Rolling Stone magazine cover with Megan Thee Stallion and Normani. The issue was labeled as “The takeover” and “women shaping the future.” This may also be a sign that she is ready to have one of the hottest albums in the country yet again. Ctrl went on to be certified platinum and whenever her next project may be, it likely become a classic just as Ctrl was. Fans have been starving for a new SZA album for three years now and whenever she decides to do so on her terms, they will be extremely grateful.