Ever since the beloved debut album Ctrl, which was released three years ago, fans have been anticipating for its follow up. The timeline of events that have occurred since then have helped SZA to propel into becoming one of the leading names in this era of R&B. With an exquisite display of songwriting abilities, and a unique vocal tone, she stood out when everyone started to fit right in.
With her most successful billing being with fellow TDE labelmate Kendrick Lamar on the lead single to the Black Panthers Soundtrack “All The Stars”, she scored her second top ten hit, a couple of Grammy nominations, and even an Oscar nomination. Prior to that, she collaborated with Maroon 5 on her first top ten hit “What Lover’s Do”. A strategic hit that helped to introduce her to American Top 40 fans, as well as becoming familiar with pop radio.
But while she’s worked with a few artists since the release of her debut album, SZA has managed to keep her name out there and fresh into the minds of various communities in music, but still, no signs of solo material. In May, Punch, head of TDE, hinted at the release of the follow up to Ctrl, but he then claimed she was focusing on doing her part to help out during this pandemic.
Two months later, and no new releases, but she returned to Instagram to tease a possible new collaboration, this time with singer Jojo.
Becoming a teen-pop sensation, Jojo achieved commercial success with highly recognizable hits such as “Too Little Too Late” and “Get Out”. Years away from the spotlight, she returned into the limelight after countless battles with her label. With all the years gone, her fanbase grew up, but remained loyal.
SZA and Jojo is a pairing you wouldn't expect, but one that makes sense, considering they tackle similar sounds with their music. The “Love Galore” songstress posted a story in the studio while mentioning Jojo in the video. Some fans think it’s a collaboration, while other’s think it might just be a sample.
Either way, it’s going to be good.
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