SZA Releases New Album “SOS”: Streaming
American R&B singer-songwriter Solána Rowe, aka SZA released her sophomore album “SOS” along with the Bradley Calder-directed new music video for “Nobody Gets Me” on December 9, 2022 via TDE/RCA Records.
It is her first album in five years since the 2017 debut album “Ctrl”.
The album comprises 23-track, featuring guest appearances from Don Toliver, Phoebe Bridgers, Travis Scott and Ol' Dirty Bastard.
She wrote hundreds of songs for the album. All songs were written by Solána Rowe, with the participation of producers, including Babyface, Jeff Bhasker, Benny Blanco, Rodney Jerkins, DJ Dahi, Gabriel Hardeman, Ant Clemons, Lizzo and Björk.
She described the sound of the album as “a varied palette”, combining “surf rock” and “grunge” elements, alongside “her beloved lo-fi beats”.
SZA told HOT 97 about the album title, “Well I guess, like, of course it's like “Save Our Souls” and then like “Save Our Ship,” but it's also, you know, SZA stands in the Supreme Alphabet – the S is like self-savior. And then poeple call me Sos. My friends call me Sos for short. And it's like Solana but like shorter and cuter, I guess. But yeah, so, we were like 'We don't know what nickname we're gonna have to make for you after this,' cause I thought eveyone's gonna call me Sos and I'm gonna be so confused. I can't differentiate who really knows me and what's actually happening.”
The album cover art is inspired by a 1997 photograph of Princess Diana on Mohamed Al Fayed's yacht taken one week before her death and said she wanted to pay homage to the “isolation” it conveyed.
SZA said, “Originally I was supposed to be on top of, like, a shipping barge. But in the references that I pulled for that, I pulled the Diana reference because I just loved how isolated she felt and that was what I wanted to convey the most. And then at the last minute, we, like, didn't get clearance to get the shipping barges that we wanted and we were like, 'We're gonna build the diving board instead. We're still gonna try it.' We didn't nix the boat altogether and we tried it and it turned out cool and I wasn't sure it was going to be really cool until, like, right now.”
Photo by Bradley Calder
- source : Apple Music