SZA Drops New Track, Announces New Label Signing

SZA has unveiled a new song from her forthcoming album ctrl, titled Love Galore featuring Travis Scott. She first previewed the track back in January, but the full song – and an accompanying video, typical of the beauty and pristine production TDE visuals are known for – us now upon us. The video has been directed by Nabil, who also directed Kendrick’s DNA. video.

Top Dawg Entertainment appear to be living up to their promise of finally releasing SZA’s new album now that Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. is out. What’s interesting, though, is that the song has been released alongside the announcement of a new signing. That is, SZA’s album will be co-released by TDE and RCA Records, under the banners of Universal and Sony Music respectively. RCA is home to pop singers like Sia, Justin Timberlake and Zayn, as well as the likes of D’Angelo, A$AP Rocky.

Solana Rowe, aka SZA, the first and only female signee to the label that called Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul home, has been teetering on the edge of her new release since last EP came out back in 2014.

Following on from and Z, many assumed her new release would be A, but we found out last year it’ll be titled ctrl instead. SZA dropped new track Drew Barrymore and performed on late night TV back in January, less than three months after announcing on Twitter, “I actually quit“, and blamed her label for holding up her release.

That said, TDE promised SZA’s album would be out back in February. It was also supposed to come out last year – but let’s focus on the future for now.

As an aside – what’s up with Travis Scott and TDE lately? He came out on stage at Coachella to perform Goosebumps with Kendrick Lamar. He’s been announced as the main support act for Kendrick on the DAMN. tour. And now this? Very, very interesting.