SZA envelopes your soul at first listen.
This sentence and just one of her songs are actually everything you have to see/hear when talking about the young singer SZA. This would be the perfect blog post. And when you just need one simple, yet powerful sentence and one fucking outstanding song to capture your artistry, then you know you are one some next level shit. The talent shines all the way through.
Coveting a special innocence about her, the Maplewood native SZA laces her music with soul-quenching traces of seductive allure. It’s truly the subtleties that make a difference though; the floral imagery, the small touches on her production, her concise yet intense songwriting. It all molds together to form this beautiful package.
“I was raised on a lot of John Coltrane, Satchmo, Miles Davis, Billy Holiday, and Björk with an adult obsession of all things Wu-Tang,” says SZA. ” The one thing I’ve always admired is their ability to paint scenes with their sounds. When I write I usually let the beat saturate my mood and head space; that determines every scene and set design for any song, the rest is all secondary.”
And the point right here is that she knows how to let people into that scene and mood she created, which not only separates the good from the great, but makes the music become way more authentic and real. Long story short: it’s the type of music that gets into your body and soul and never leaves. Her music has an aura. And that’s why I just added her songs on every fucking playlist I have, because she is the next big thing.
SZA has an album out this spring which is going to be called Z. The only annoying thing is that I have to wait for ages until I can see her performing live. This is what comes with living in a irrelevant city…
Picture via SZA Facebook