SZA has officially revealed the cover art for her forthcoming S.O.S. album. The album is set to release later this month. The album currently does not have an exact release date.
This weekend, SZA will appear on Saturday Night Alive alongside Keke Palmer.
Speaking with Billboard last week in a cover story, SZA detailed the highs and lows of creating music. Specifically, she enjoys creating music but does not like the red tape and rules of the industry.
“I hate the red tape analytics of dropping anything — it’s so stressful,” SZA told writer Heran Mamo. “I definitely have heard [the term ‘digital service provider’] more this week and last week than I have ever. I don’t like the way it sounds — it sounds stressful and like something that requires a lot of attention and maneuvering. I hate the word ‘single.’ It’s like, ‘What the f–k separates a single from other sh-t on my album that I like? Why does it have to be different?’”
The “red tape” of the industry has placed an idea of longevity in the head of SZA.
“I feel like music, in this capacity, I don’t see longevity,” she said. “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.”
You can read the full feature, where SZA explores more industry hurdles, future plans, family, and more here.