Kill Bill
by SZA

Album: SOS (2022)
Charted: 3 2
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  • SZA recorded "Kill Bill" for her second album, SOS. Several of the tracks, including "I Hate U," "Shirt," and "Blind," find her upset with a toxic boyfriend. This song takes place after they've broken up and SZA is particularly enraged. So unhinged is the R&B star that she wants to kill both her ex and his new girlfriend.
  • SZA named the song after Quentin Tarantino's martial arts duology of the same name.

    I might kill my ex, not the best idea
    His new girlfriend's next, how'd I get here?

    The lyrics correspond with the plot of the two 2003-2004 Kill Bill films.
  • SZA wrote the song with her go-to producers, Rob Bisel and Carter Lang. Los Angeles producer Bisel worked on 20 out of the 23 tracks on SOS. Chicago songwriter Lang contributed to 13 of them.
  • Directed by Christian Breslauer, the cinematic video pays homage to Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill films by recreating several iconic scenes and elements. Actress Vivica A. Fox, who played Vernita Green, the enemy of Una Thurman's The Bride character, has a supporting role. SZA appears as a reinterpretation of The Bride, dressed in a similar red and black jumpsuit and wielding a traditional Japanese sword as her weapon of choice.

    "I love Vivica A. Fox's character. I love Lucy Liu's character. I even love Bill because he's super complex," she told EW of the original 2000s films.

    "I feel like he doesn't understand why he did what he did," SZA continued. "He's void of emotion, but he loved The Bride so much that he couldn't stand her to be with anyone else. That was really complex and cool to me. It's a love story.'"

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