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SZA's Long-Awaited Debut Album CTRL is Here to Slay

SZA's Long-Awaited Debut Album CTRL is Here to Slay

SZA Love Galore

Strut down the street to the sexiest debut of the year. 

Once you've finished giving Katy Perry's Witness a one-through, take back CTRL of your life with SZA's long-awaited debut album, packed with perfect bops for strutting in 80 degree weather this summer.

Full of meditative beats and her signature blend of hazy, dreamy vocals, CTRL confirms that Solana Rowe is ready to sit atop the alt-R&B throne with the likes of Solange. The album's release isn't just a celebration of her abundance of black girl magic, though. It's also a victory against years of tension with her record label TDE that nearly resulted in her leaking the album herself. It wasn't until January--three years after her wildly successful Z EP--that she announced the album's release on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

In the buildup to its release, she's dropped singles like "Drew Barrymore" (unfortunately not an ode to the actress's award-worthy performance in 50 First Dates), "Love Galore" with Travis Scott, and "Broken Clocks." As if that trifecta of jams wasn't enough, she dropped her fiery ode female sexuality, "Doves in the Sky," featuring Kendrick Lamar last night and then dumped the whole album on us for good measure.

If you need us, we'll be laying in the sun with the album on repeat all weekend debating on what song makes us feel the sexiest.

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