I’ve given myself a week to fully digest SZA’s debut LP CTRL and honestly this Neo Soul babe has given me Lemonade vibes but with a sweeter more subtle taste and I’m LIVING for it. Now don’t get it twisted, I’m not trying to compare this album to Beyoncé’s Lemonade, I just mean that SZA has evoked similar emotions on this body of work such as strength, vulnerability and finding & owning your self-worth.
With soulful vocals and both powerful & very relatable lyrics, SZA has a song for every scenario a woman goes through in her life and she’s giving them strength!
Offering 14 tracks with features from Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and Isaiah Rashad, it’s difficult to choose just a few stand outs but “Broken Clocks,” “Doves in the Wind” ft. K.Lamar and “Supermodel” are a VIBE.
Got a shift at 10 AM
Gotta dip at 10 PM
Gotta get that cash
Won’t get past the lunch break
I ain’t had a smoke break
In about two days don’t break
Been about three years since I dated you
Why you still talking ’bout me like we together?
I moved on for the better
You moved on to whoever
I was down for whatever and then some
You gon’ make me late to work again
Better day than yesterday
I just take it day by day
Ooh oh oh
Never hearing what they say
I just do it my way (just do it)
All I got is these broken clocks
I ain’t got no time
Just burning daylight
Still love and it’s still love, and it’s still love
It’s still love, still love, still love (still lovin’)
It’s still love but it’s still love (still lovin’)
Nothin’ but love for you
Nothin’ but love (nothin’ but)
Nothin’ but love
Doves in the Wind feat. Kendrick Lamar
Real niggas do not deserve pussy
Meaning it’s more, you see right through walls
Ain’t talkin’ about pussy
Meaning you deserve the whole box of chocolates
Come at me
Forrest Gump had a lot goin’ for him
Never without pussy
Y’know, Jenny almost gave it all up for him
Never even pushed for the pussy
Where’s Forrest now when you need him?
Talk to me, talk to me
Hey, ayy, hey
Attention, all you niggas
All you bitches
Leave me lonely for prettier women
You know I need too much attention for shit like that
You know you wrong for shit like that
I could be your supermodel if you believe
If you see it in me, see it in me, see it in me
I don’t see myself
Why I can’t stay alone just by myself?
Wish I was comfortable just with myself
But I need you, but I need you, but I need you
Fellas I would take a good listen to this album because I guarantee you 90% of the captions/subtweets you’re going to be reading on Social Media are from CTRL.
Ladies…”middle fingers up. Speak your truth.”