Last month, SZA delivered a thrilling visual for “Love Galore” featuring Travis Scott.
Now, she has also announced the release date for her debut album, CTRL. SZA published three posts to her Instagram, May 24th, reading “S”, “Z”, “A” respectively. Wu-Tang’s RZA narrates the footage with SZA, CTRL, and the release date each flashing in the center.
SZA’s CTRL was previously set to drop back in February. Nonetheless, TDE and SZA have had some issues and CTRL‘s release date was pushed back.
First signed to TDE, she went on to pen a deal with RCA Records. Also according to Essence, “Top Dawg” of TDE stated that CTRL would be released between the release of Kendrick Lamar’s and School Boy Q’s albums. He made this remark in April.
At one point, SZA even mentioned the thought of quitting music according to Complex.
However, pushing through, the date is here; CTRL drops June 9th. On top of that, SZA went into some detail about some of the influences on her debut album in an interview with BillBoard in their January 28th issue. For one, she mentions how it affected her to listen to feedback on the album from producer, and former Columbia Records exec, Rick Rubin.
“I had this mentality that ‘more is more’ — more reverb, more background [vocals]. I played him a bunch of songs, and he would tell me, ‘The more you take away from any piece, the more room you create for everything else to be beautiful and grow.’ I never felt that before, the editing urge. Once you strip everything down, you’re forced to say something.” – SZA via Bill Board
SZA fans have already been taking over timelines with memes and videos expressing their reaction to the announcement.
We are also excited for its release. June 9th.