Low
by SZA

Album: SOS (2022)
Charted: 17
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Songfacts®:

  • On this moody trap-influenced cut, SZA keeps things low. She's over romantic partnerships, so after sex with a dude, she orders him out of her space. SZA wants to keep their carnal meetings clandestine; she whispers in the pre-chorus:

    In the bedroom, I be screamin'
    But outside, I keep it quiet

  • The brisk and ominous trap tune starts with a feel of one that Travis Scott would perform. Then, lo-and-behold the Texan rapper appears with some ad-libs. Scott also features on another SOS track, "Open Arms."
  • SZA wrote the lyrics with singer-songwriter Jocelyn "Jozzy" Donald. Jozzy's other credits include:

    Nicky Jam's 2022 Official 2022 World Cup Song "Live It Up"

    The Billy Ray Cyrus remix of Lil Nas X's mammoth hit single "Old Town Road."

    The original version of Internet Money's "Lemonade" single.

    Beyonce's Renaissance track, "Virgo's Groove."
  • Alessandro Buccellati, Aire Atlantica and SZA's go-to producer Rob Bisel created the dark instrumental. Los Angeles-based songwriter Alessandro Buccellati also worked on Arlo Parks' Mercury Prize-winning Collapsed in Sunbeams album. His brother, Gianluca Buccellati, co-wrote every song on that record. "Low" is New York City producer and engineer Aire Atlantica's first major credit.
  • Alessandro Buccellati played the accordion on the track plus keys with Rob Bisel. Aire Atlantica handled the drums.

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