If you haven’t heard of my girl SZA (pronounced SIZ-AH) you are missing out! OK so I don’t really know her but I wish I did because she seems dope. The 26-year-old, St. Louis born, New Jersey raised singer has only been making music for a few years, is signed to Top Dawg Entertainment and is already making moves in the industry. SZA’s unique “tomboy” style and raspy sultry voice allows her to stand out. But it’s not forced, it’s just how she feels most comfortable and like herself. A couple of years ago SZA did an interview with Complex magazine about her experience of becoming an artist, how she is best able to create music and how she stays true to herself. Check out some of her bad ass quotes from the interview that we could all learn from. (Full article link at the bottom)
‘You got to pioneer but pioneer quick, don’t drag it out, you don’t have time for this fear shit. Cause a bitch with no fear will dead you, if you let her…This whole shit has been a reluctant progression but it’s just out of my own anxiety and being afraid to be in the public or part of someone else’s opinions… I don’t like that and didn’t sign up for that, I signed up to make music and to build and get to know myself through the process of making music….So as long as I’m well isolated, which I am now, I’m fine. I can flourish if you leave me alone.
I’m sure all of us can relate to SZA on some level when it comes to being fearful of putting ourselves out there. I know I can! But she’s just an example of what can come of being true to yourself and putting fear aside and going for it. #WCW #WomentToFollow
SZA released her single ” Love Galore” ft. Travis Scott on April 27 (it’s so gooood) and is set to release her album CTRL on June 9. Can’t wait to hear the album girl! Check out the official video for “Love Galore” below!
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— SZA (@sza) June 5, 2017
Full interview link: Complex: Who is SZA?