SZA

SZA‘s gradually yet firmly asserting herself back into the R&B spotlight. The TDE powerhouse is running a precise and powerful drip campaign leading up to her new album, CTRL, which was originally slated for a February release but will be out “ridiculously soon” (TDE’s mysterious antics continue). Today, she releases the Travis Scott-assisted single, “Love Galore”, accompanied by an enchanting video. “Love Galore” touches on the ups and downs of a break up, and what ensues when a tumultuous romance lingers on. SZA’s ability to move from vulnerable to brashly confident throughout the song, all while maintaining a hypnotizing and angelic voice, separates her from the majority of her peers.

Much like her label counterparts, SZA ingeniously plans out her imagery and audio, whether it’s the obvious or the subtle. In the video, Travis Scott plays the role of the partner, wondering why SZA continues to pursue him after she left him, while at the same time recognizing the love and lust left on the table. The two collaborators end up in a grey room encircled by Monarch butterflies before heading to a bedroom where there’s no turning back. The latter scene leads to SZA tying Scott up for an unexpected and menacing finale.

Nabil, who’s responsible for Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA” visuals directed the visuals for “Love Galore”, ultimately creating a simple and powerful work to accompany the track. Check out the song and video below:

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