SZA on 'Ctrl' Follow-Up: "I'll Probably Be Done In The Next Six Months" - DJBooth

"I'll Probably Be Done In the Next Six Months": SZA on 'Ctrl' Follow-Up

"I have less anxiety [now] about the things that hindered me putting this album out."
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If it was up to SZA, we might still not have her critically-acclaimed debut album, Ctrl.

In a new interview with The Guardian, the TDE songstress revealed that she had a very difficult time finalizing the album—that is until someone from her label actually yanked her hard drive from a studio safe.

"I just kept fucking everything up," SZA admitted. "I just kept moving shit around. I was choosing from 150, 200 songs, so I’m just like, who knows what’s good anymore?"

Luckily, for fans who patiently waited years for the arrival of Ctrl, the follow-up shouldn't take nearly as long. "I have less anxiety about the things that hindered me putting this album out, so I’ll probably be done in the next six months," said SZA.

Of course, while SZA might very well wrap up her sophomore LP in the next six months, it doesn't mean the album will be available for wide release before the end of 2017. Both Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q are expected to release new full-lengths in the months to come. 

Although, given the terms of SZA's highly favorable record deal with TDE's major label partner, RCA Records, it shouldn't surprise anyone if the follow-up to Ctrl arrives sooner than later.

All that retirement talk seems like a decade ago, right?