SZA shares ‘CTRL’ deluxe on album’s five-year anniversary

It seems as though “SZA summer” is starting right on cue.

Celebrating the five-year anniversary of her timeless album CTRL, SZA gifted fans with the expanded edition of her 2017 debut on Thursday (June 9). Sharing seven previously unheard tracks from her CTRL era — as well as an alt-version of “Love Galore” — the TDE songstress’ new deluxe brings forth waves of nostalgia and excitement as she prepares for her forthcoming sophomore project.

The singer also took to Twitter to express her gratitude to her fans, writing: “This is JUST a gift from camp CTRL. Nothing more nothing less. 5 years is a long time. Thank you for changing my life I love you.”

CTRL debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 in July 2017 — and hasn’t left the chart since. Nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards, SZA was also nominated for Best New Artist, and saw nominations for records in “The Weekend,” “Supermodel” and “Love Galore.”

Off the heels of her GRAMMY win for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her feature on Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” SZA initially announced that the follow-up to CTRL is “complete” on Music’s Biggest Night in April. Later talking with Vogue in a short interview at the Met Gala last month, the singer said that her album is “finally ready to go, more than I’ve ever felt before.”

While it’s been half a decade since fans have received a full-length project from SZA, she hasn’t been completely silent in that time. Dropping “I Hate U,” “Hit Different” and the chart-topping “Good Days” all within the last year, she’s also set to headline Day N Vegas on Labor Day weekend (Sept. 2-4) — potentially hinting at her new album’s release sometime before her set.

Ultimately, fans are hoping that SZA’s comeback emanates that of former TDE labelmate Kendrick Lamar — a grandiose return to form that makes the years-long wait wildly worth it. If her upcoming album is anything like CTRL, these new cuts are just an appetizer for her long-awaited main course.

Listen to SZA’s ‘CTRL’ deluxe below!


More SZA…

EXPLORE

🆕 @MoneyMan - “Big Money”

The criminally underrated Money Man delivered another top-notch project last week, outlining the updated rules of the road for the digital streets of 2022. #OGM

+ READ MORE ✍️: http://bit.ly/3NFiLEM

.@JColeNC and @Bas performed “The Jackie” in the Netherlands and the crowd was TOO turnt for them 🙌 #OGM

+ WATCH 📽: http://bit.ly/3NKAI4M

.@FivioForeign and @thekidlaroi were spotted shooting a music video for their upcoming track “Paris To Tokyo” 👀 #OGM

READ + WATCH 📽: http://bit.ly/35rgg93

2

.@tyfontaine1800 shared not one, but two tracks today — dropping the glistening “Good T¡mes” and an ANTI-assisted exclusive “b4 the cløut” 🔥 #OGM

READ + STREAM 🎧: http://bit.ly/3bJtDnK

This week’s ‘Top 5ive’ recaps stories from @iamcardib, @KidCudi, @USER_XMAN, @yeat1_ and more! ⤵️ #OGM
https://ourgenerationmusic.com/editorials/ogm-top-5ive-edition-3/

.@drokenji’s sixth project ‘Lost In Here’ is set to release this Friday (7/8) featuring @DCTHEDON__, @PHREEJASIAH and @DoubleLambOG 👀 #OGM

+ READ MORE ✍️: http://bit.ly/3NNq9Oz

.@KidCudi unveiled the tracklist of his greatest-hits compilation ‘Kid Cudi: The Boy Who Flew To The Moon.’ (7/8) 🌙 #OGM

+ READ MORE ✍️: http://bit.ly/3NIC6VK

2

.@USER_XMAN shares the tracklist for his upcoming album ‘X’ featuring @destroylonely and Homixide Gang 🤘 #OGM

+ READ MORE ✍️: http://bit.ly/3u7MZcF

Load More...