After SZA released in 2017 her debut album, CTRL
, to universal acclaim from music critics, there was a huge anticipation for its followup. By May 2019, the California songstress was talking about her plans for her sophomore set, but 12 months later we still heard no fresh solo songs from her.
Replying to a fan on Twitter in August 2020, SZA accused her Top Dawg Entertainment label owner Punch of purposely delaying the release of her new music. Less than a month later, she surprise-released this introspective ode to lovers, her first solo single since the CTRL
track "Garden (Say It Like Dat)
SZA's only songs between CTRL
and this single had been collaborations with The Weeknd and Travis Scott ("Power is Power
"), DJ Khaled ("Just Us
") and Justin Timberlake ("The Other Side