SZA is again. Tonight, she launched a brand new track referred to as “Hit Different”—her first new music as a lead artist since releasing CTRL in 2017. It options Ty Dolla $ign and was produced by the Neptunes. The track comes with an accompanying video—SZA’s directorial debut—and options footage shot in a scrapyard and a barn. A number of occasions, she seems coated in blood. Test it out under.
Earlier this yr, SZA joined Justin Timberlake on the Trolls World Tour track “The Other Side.” After giving an interview with Rolling Stone the place she revealed that she’s been engaged on new music with Timbaland, Sia, and Pharrell, she revealed in an Instagram Dwell session that she’s additionally bought collaborations with Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Kehlani, and Jhené Aiko within the pipeline.
In August, SZA prompt on Twitter that Prime Dawg Leisure head Terrence “Punch” Henderson was delaying the discharge of her new music. She characterised her relationship with the label as “hostile” and wrote, “I’ve done all I can do.” She later deleted the posts. TDE and RCA are the labels behind “Hit Different.”
Final yr, SZA joined DJ Khaled for his Father of Asahd observe “Just Us.” SZA additionally jumped on “Power Is Power,” a collaborative single with Travis Scott and the Weeknd for the Sport of Thrones tribute album For the Throne, and appeared on Put up Malone’s album Hollywood’s Bleeding.
Learn Pitchfork’s 2017 interview with SZA, “‘I’m Literally Still Shook’—SZA Reflects on Her Breakout Year.”