: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AmazonThough she’s dropping features such as DJ Khaled‘s “Just Us” and “Power is Power” with The Weekend and Travis Scott, fans are growing impatient waiting for SZA to release a full-length project. And they may have to wait even longer.
“Music is coming out this year for sure,” SZA tells Rolling Stone. But then adds: “An album? Strong words.”
SZA’s certainly been busy. Last year, she shared with fans the passing of her grandmother, Norma, in June and the unexpected passing of her maternal aunt in November. You may have heard Norma’s voice speaking words of wisdom on SZA’s debut album, Ctrl.
The singer rarely does interviews but was candid with Rolling Stone, unpacking how she made it through “a wild-a** f******* year,” her healing techniques, and choosing to feel better to create new music she cares about.
“You really have to choose to feel better. You have to. Have to. Because if you don’t, you just die. I decided I’m going to choose that s*** for my f****** self, for real,” she said. “I feel like I’m only trying to make music that I care about, and I’m trying to work with people that will f*** with me for real. That’s it.”
SZA said she’s only interested in doing things that are meaningful, passionate, and that remind her “that I’m worth something and talented and a nice girl.”
Through many trips to Hawaii, which she calls “a very healing place” and healing techniques — including exercise, crystals and sound bowls — SZA is focused on her growth.
“It’s about recording every single day, with the idea and intention that you’re chipping away at this invisible thing that will eventually reveal itself,” she says.
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