January 13, 2017


SZA Announces New Album 'CTRL,' Shares 'Drew Barrymore' Song: Listen

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Coachella
Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Coachella

UPDATE (1/24): SZA's forthcoming album CRTL now has a release date, as revealed in a new Billboard interview. Look out for the project on Feb. 3.

SZA will officially return in 2017 with a new album called CRTL, which she announced during her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Along with the previously heard "twoAM" and the rework of PartyNextDoor and Drake's “Come and See Me," the album will also feature "Drew Barrymore."

Listen to the new SZA now:

The soothing track features production that is just as light as SZA's vocals, as she croons heartbreaking lyrics like, "I get so lonely I forget what I'm worth / We get so lonely, we pretend that it's worse."Earlier this week, she previewed new music at a private event at New York City’s NeueHouse. Along with performing "Drew Barrymore" (SZA stated she related to the actress growing up), the singer also played her "Love Galore" collaboration with Travis Scott.

Check out the NeueHouse performance footage below:

The album announcement is a sigh of relief for both SZA and fans. Her sophomore album (then titled A) was meant to drop last year. She revealed her frustrations in a now-deleted tweet, saying, “I actually quit. @iamstillpunch can release my album if he ever feels like it.”

Top Dawg Entertainment co-president Terrence “Punch” Henderson responded with a subtweet featuring an image of Heath Ledger as the Joker and a "lol." caption. Now that we have the CTRL news, watch us catch up with with SZA's TDE labelmate Kendrick Lamar at his Reebok sneaker release: