Bad news for anyone who stayed up late waiting for the new release from TDE’s SZA. The album, which was expected on February 3 after a Billboard interview reported that as the release date, will not be dropping Friday.
Close followers of TDE’s social accounts may not be that surprised at the news, considering no one had really promoted the release in what was supposed to be the lead-up period.
Again DJBooth reports that a TDE source told them that the February 3 release date had never been officially confirmed.
“We never said that,” the source explained. “If it doesn’t come directly from TDE then isn’t official. [It’s] coming soon, very soon.”
So far there haven’t been any tweets (exasperated, or otherwise) from the 26-year-old singer explaining the situation.
For now, the wait continues.
— ddg. (@equalityoe) January 27, 2017
(This article was first published January 23, 2017 and is as follows.)
SZA has announced the release date for her CTRL album, which will be her first LP since 2014’s Z. In an interview with Billboard, the TDE singer shared that fans can expect CTRL February 3. She announced the album with the release of her “Drew Barrymore” single earlier this month.
She also spoke about collaborating with Rihanna on the Anti track “Consideration.” She explained what she learned from RiRi’s confidence.
”She wanted to work with me, and I played some jams that I was working on for myself, and it went from there,” she said. “Rihanna doesn’t give a fuck about anyone around her. She’s in her own space at all times. But she’s not rude — she’s comfortable. As a shy person, that was something cool to witness.”
“I’ll probably just do something different, something visual, probably film,” she said. “I’m really frustrated, and I’m kind of over it. I have a lot of anxiety and there’s a lot going on in my life.”
Label CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith promised SZA’s album at the top of 2017.
(This article was first published January 2, 2017 and is as follows.)
According to label CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, fans won’t have to wait too much longer since it’s apparently now slated for a 2017 release. In a video Top shared where he gives a tour of TDE’s offices, he ultimately arrives at a notepad that says “2017 releases.” The caption of the video tags SZA asking “@sza are u ready 2 get them off my head?”
SZA responded “Me tinks so” and added a heart emoji in the comments (even though he tagged the wrong account … Hers is @justsza).
He responded again, confirming the release.
SZA’s last album was 2014’s Z. Last year, she appeared on TDE’s other releases including Isaiah Rashad’s The Sun’s Tirade, ScHoolboy Q’s Blank Face LP and Ab-Soul’s DWTW. SZA also appeared on Rihanna’s Anti.
Top Dawg shared his list of 2016 releases via a white board that also showed two new signees, one of which was revealed to be Lance Skiiiwalker. He released his Introverted Intuition album, but the second “John Doe” is yet to be revealed. The mystery artist also released an album, giving the label six total releases last year.