Greater than 5 years after her game-changing debut album, SZA is lastly releasing her long-awaited follow-up. In her Billboard cowl story printed on Nov. 16, the R&B singer confirmed that her sophomore album, titled “S.O.S.,” will launch in December. Although she did not specify a day, SZA advised the outlet she’s “at the moment careworn” over her private deadline.
“I may actually burst into tears and run via this wall at any second. I’m successfully falling aside,” she confessed of assembly followers’ expectations. “Nevertheless it’s not like, the album stress . . . It is simply, life is f*cking arduous. To be anticipated to do something at a excessive degree whereas life is life-ing is f*cking loopy. This is not meant for an individual; it is meant for a machine.”
SZA continues to observe her musical instinct for this subsequent part of her profession, which seemingly started in December 2020 after she launched her “Good Days” monitor — which was, on the time, her first solo single in two years. One yr later, she adopted that up with “I Hate U” earlier than she dropped the cinematic visible for her single “Shirt,” which starred starring LaKeith Stanfield, on Oct. 28.
Now, main as much as “S.O.S.”‘s launch, it seems a brand new track could also be up subsequent on SZA’s hit record. She shared a cryptic NSFW teaser video for a monitor titled “PSA” on Nov. 8 and wrote of it on social media, “Joyful birthday to me . Clock begins now .” The almost two-minute clip ends with a mysterious message in Morse code that seems on display, which, per Rolling Stone, interprets to “S.O.S.”
Particulars about SZA’s forthcoming album are nonetheless scarce, however Billboard’s Heran Mamo previewed it and famous that it options SZA’s “beloved lo-fi beats,” “a grunge report,” and “an acoustic guitar-driven ballad.” If 2017’s “Ctrl” — which continues to be sitting on the Billboard 200 chart — is not sufficient proof of what SZA could ship once more, Mamo says it is her “most daring physique of labor but,” whereas RCA Data chairman/CEO Peter Edge is already calling her challenge “some of the essential albums of the yr.”