Despite the perpetual pushbacks, SZA and the TDE team have done their best to put out ‘CTRL’ related content to keep fans satiated, and (hopefully) we have a final release date in June 9th. As the suspense continues to mount, SZA’s thrown us another lifeline: ‘Broken Clocks’.
Ironically, ‘Broken Clocks’ is about patience. Over a gruff, chopped choral sample that judders and swells, SZA muses on her life before TDE and all its little mundanities: ‘I’ve paid enough of petty dues / I’ve heard enough of shitty news’. What makes SZA’s musical style so charming is that it’s often very grounded; she doesn’t hide behind an image or gimmick. SZA makes ordinary things seem beautiful – and fans and critics alike love her for it. Expect this to be a theme that runs right down the spine of ‘CTRL’.
‘CTRL’ is out June 9th. Just three more days! Get ready.