ZA's new album, Ctrl, is set for release on vinyl via RCA Records.
Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, James Fauntleroy and Isaiah Rashad, Ctrl has been revered for its raw and honest lyrics and garnered praise from celebrities (Calvin Harris, Diddy, Issa Rae, Bella Hadid, Olivia O’Brien), influencers (Karen Civil, Scottie Beam), fans and critics alike.
Noisey describes Ctrl as “14 tracks of the dreamy R&B lusciousness that we’ve come to know and love the New Jersey singer-songwriter for.” NPR calls Ctrl “a resolutely confident and skillful R&B album that explores the notions of control and honesty,” while The Shade Room proclaims, “‘Ctrl’ is actuals! Imagine ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ tailored for our generation.”
One of the redefining voices of today’s contemporary music era, SZA entered the music scene in 2012 with her first critically acclaimed EP, See.SZA.Run. Following that, she released S in 2013 and Z in 2014, both to rave reviews. In 2013, SZA signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, being the first female artist to join the label. SZA wrote and performed on Rihanna’s Anti single “Consideration” in 2016 and helped write Nicki Minaj and Beyonce’s “Feelin Myself” in 2014.
Born in St. Louis and raised in Maplewood, NJ as Solána Rowe, SZA grew up listening to classic and avant-garde jazz, alternative, and rap. She renamed herself finding inspiration within the Supreme Alphabet: the ‘S’ stands for savior or sovereign, the ‘Z’ for zig-zag, and the ‘A’ for Allah.
2. Love Galore (feat. Travis Scott)
3. Doves In The Wind (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
4. Drew Barrymore
6. The Weekend
7. Go Gina
8. Garden (Say It Like Dat)
1. Broken Clocks
3. Wavy (Interlude) (feat. James Fauntleroy)
4. Normal Girl
5. Pretty Little Birds (feat. Isaiah Rashad)
6. 20 Something