Listen: SZA Deals with Addiction & Heartbreak in Soulful “Sobriety”
SZA for Filter Magazine 2014 photographed by Ray Lego

SZA for Filter Magazine 2014 photographed by Ray Lego

Top Dawg‘s first lady SZA gets candid in “Sobriety,” a sullen new tune produced by Chris Calor, Cody, Thundercat, LoveDragon and Sounwave.

“Love’ll make it hard to stay sober / So hard to stay sober,” she gently croons over the soulful track before belting out, “I’mma be fine anyway / I’mma be cool, I’mma keep calm / I’mma be right anyway / Better than you, Better than her…”

In September, SZA announced that her studio debut album, titled A, will consist of more storytelling than we’ve previously heard. “Now it’s like on a grander scale,” she said. “It’s vivid as fuck. It’s beautiful. It’s so dope.”

Expected to release sometime in 2015, the LP will have similar trap influences as her 2013 self-released EP, S.

She continued: “But then I’m bringing in—I’m working with like James Fauntleroy and Hit-Boy and a bunch of people that don’t necessarily belong together. And then I’m working with Felix Snow again. And he did most of S. And the lyrics are completely different. They’re not as shielded. They’re very aggressive and upfront about everything that I’m going through right now. And it’s a lot.”

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SZA’s Top Dawg debut EP, Z, released on April 8, 2014. It peaked at #7 on US Independent Albums, #9 on US R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, #32 on UK R&B Albums and #39 on US Billboard 200 charts. The extended play follows S (2013) and See.SZA.Run (2012).

The St. Louis, Missouri-born songstress is set to join Jhené Aiko and The Internet on the Enter The Void Tour, which kicks off on December 2, 2014 in Silver Spring, MD. For tickets go to