SZA Is The Best New Artist
"I was really ashamed of my voice, ashamed of myself, so I didn't want to hear myself clearly."
This Pop and R&B singer's voice is beyond amazing! There is nothing for her to be ashamed about. Listening to SZA's new R&B album, Ctrl, is like floating into a dream. SZA's songs feature collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and Isaiah Rashad. (There's also the inclusion of phone calls with her mom and grandmother, used as interludes throughout the album.) This album really brings you back to the 90s.
SZA, whose name is Solána Rowe, grew up in Maplewood, N.J., was raised Muslim, trained as a gymnast and was often one of the few black girls in the room. Many of her songs, like "20 Something" and "Anything," feel like very specific anthems that young women, especially young black women in their 20s, need in 2017.
"I feel good being a black woman; I've always felt good. But to be a black woman right now, it definitely feels like I have back up," she told Complex in 2016. "That's a good feeling. I've never felt like that before."
If you listened to her album yet let us know what is your favorite track.