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SZA Is Finally About to Drop Her New Album, Here’s the Cover Art

SZA Is Finally About to Drop Her New Album, Here’s the Cover Art

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Let's dive into everything we know about S.O.S.

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It's been five years since SZA dropped her debut album CTRL and it's an undeniable modern classic (it hasn't left the Billboard 200 chart since it was released). Fans have been clamoring for me ever since, and it seems like their patience will finally be rewarded, and soon!

Yesterday, the "Good Days" singer-songwriter shared images of the cover art for her new album, titled S.O.S.


SZA told Billboard that the album is set to come out this December, which she's "currently stressed" about. She confessed to the magazine that she struggles with the mechanics of the industry and "red tape," but she's worked through it to give fans the album they've been waiting for.

“I feel like music, in this capacity, I don’t see longevity,” she reflected on the business side of the industry. “I like to create, I like to write, I like to sing, and I like to share. But I don’t know if chasing after superstardom or whatever I’m supposed to be doing right now is sustainable for me or for anybody. I’mma take a good swing at it, and I’mma give ’em my absolute best.”

Since 2017, SZA released three solo singles: "Good Days," "I Hate U," and "Shirt," the first of which came out in December 2020. It's unclear which of those will be on the new album.

At the end of the "Shirt" music video, SZA also teased her new song "PSA", which will almost certainly appear on S.O.S. We also might get a taste of it this weekend. SZA is set to appear onSaturday Night Live performance this weekend, on December 3, where she will almost surely premiere an unreleased song to tease the album.


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Though we don't have an exact release date just yet, the anticipation is building and we can't wait to see what wisdom SZA will bless us with this time.

What does SZA stand for?

SZA's stage name means a few things. She once said it's short for her real name, Solana. "People called me Sos for short, which comes from Sosa." But when she was coming up with her name, there was another rapper going by Sos so she scrapped it.

She's also said it was influenced by the supreme alphabet from the Nation of Gods and Earths. "You have rulers like sovereignty over one's self and the world around you." She continued, "S is the supreme alphabet stands for 'savior,' but that didn't sit right with me, so I switched it to either 'sovereign' or 'savior,' however you feel."

Did SZA retire?

SZA's debut album came out in 2017 but though the follow-up isn't here yet, she's been busy over the last five years. She's been featured in over a dozen of other songs, including quite a few Top 40 hits like "Kiss Me More" and "All The Stars". "Good Days" and "I Hate U" became the star's first two solo Top 10 hits. Her sophomore album is finally dropping this December.

Is SZA in Wu Tang?

Nope!

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!