MP3: SZA - Quicksand
SZA continues her breakout year with a new song from the "Insecure" soundtrack.
While her label-mates Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, & Jay Rock have dropped their fair share of critically acclaimed material, many were left wondering when it would be SZA's turn. Hell, for a minute it seemed like she was wondering that herself. Despite a few setbacks, 'CTRL' came out swinging, and SZA found herself on an undeniable upward trajectory. The success of her album led to an extensive North American tour, and "What Lovers Do", a radio-friendly collaboration with one of the most popular pop bands in the game - Maroon 5. Suffice it to say, SZA has been steady climbing from a talented yet slept on songstress to a household name.
Now, SZA has joined forces with another sleeper hit, HBO's series "Insecure". The show, which stars Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, & Yvonne Orji, has been breaking down representation barriers for a minute, and the creative powers behind it seem to have taken a liking to SZA's vibe. Not only did they tap the singer's 'CTRL' cut "Supermodel" for the second season, but they also secured a brand new track called "Quicksand". And while the 'Insecure: Season 2' soundtrack is available now, SZA's brand new joint has hit select international markets.
While the limited access may only benefit a select few, there's a chance that you've already managed to listen to this one. The track finds SZA reflecting over a smooth instrumental, which pairs trap-inspired drums with a subtle organ chord progression. Her vocals are on point as usual, blending melody with some sing-song lyricism that's sure to please her fans.
What's the difference if it's still good,
Just not yours exclusively?
Used to be all good, jaded love
Now it's all bad
Stream "Quicksand" via YouTube: