Good Days
by SZA

Album: yet to be titled (2020)
Charted: 10

Songfacts®:

  • Here, SZA sings of the feeling that she's losing control of her life. She considers ending her relationship with her lover so she can grow.

    You be heavy in my mind, can you get the heck out?
    I need rest now, got me bummed out


    Having wasted herself on someone else, SZA is trying to move away from her negativity by remembering better times.

    Still wanna try, still believe in good days, good days
    Always inside
    Good day living in my mind


    The song is a continuation of the singer's debut CTRL album, which was inspired by the Top Dawg artist's lack of control in her life.
  • SZA first teased the dreamy ballad on July 15, 2020 via her Instagram story. She previewed the track again six weeks later when it played at the end of her "Hit Different" music video. Top Dawg eventually released the song on Christmas Day 2020.
  • London musician Jacob Collier joins SZA on the chorus. Collier's 2020 release Djesse, Vol. 3 was the first record in Grammy history to receive an Album of the Year nomination before making the Billboard 200.
  • SZA and Jacob Collier wrote the chill track with Christopher Ruelas. It was produced by:

    Chicago multi-instrumentalist Carter Lang, who produced eight tracks on SZA's CTRL album, including "Love Galore." His other credits include Rihanna's "Consideration" and Post Malone's "Sunflower."

    Mexican-American producer Nascent, who is best known for his work with Chance the Rapper ("Grown Ass Kid") and Brent Faiyaz ("Clouded").

    LA producer LosHendrix Productions, who worked with Nascent on "Clouded." His other credits include NLE Choppa's "Walk Em Down."

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