2017 belonged to SZA on the R&B front. The TDE singer made more waves than many with her CTRL debut, racking up Grammy nominations and memorable singles such as “The Weekend,” “Love Galore,” and “Broken Clocks.” With that success comes added pressure and that added pressure means making an album that is just as good, if not better than her debut. In a new interview with Flaunt, the singer reveals she hasn’t even started working on the follow-up.
“I’ve been talking s*** to myself on different topics every day for the last week, which is typically how I start—coming up with little catchphrases in the car on the way home, and I’ll be like, ‘Cute.’” she says. “Then I’ll be like, ‘I think I’m ready to write and start recording.’”
The big bombshell is that SZA tells fans that her next episode will be her LAST one.
“I’m still miserable,” she says. “My world got so much smaller so fast. I have so much to write about. I feel like I’m in a cage. I’m making the best album of my life for this next album and I know that… because it’s going to be my last album.”
It doesn’t mean SZA is done making music, after all Flaunt noted that she made the statement with a grin. She’s teased retirement before, back in 2016 where she went on Twitter and said “I actually quit.” Now she thinks there’s a silver lining in not quitting then. “God didn’t give me the Grammys, because he knows I would have quit, like ‘I have nothing else to do.’” she said.