SZA Praises Paramore's Cover of '20 Something' in Concert: 'S--t's Crazy'
The pop-punk vets mashed the 'Ctrl' highlight with their own 'Grow Up,' much to the R&B singer-songwriter's delight.
After receiving a major stamp of approval from former president Barack Obama when he listed SZA on his list of favorite songs of the year, the TDE singer locks down yet another special co-sign. Last night (Jan. 9), Paramore performed a mash up of their 2013 hit "Grow Up" and SZA's "20 Something", and SZA was thrilled by the news.
Literally slap me . Shits CRAZY . Wow . Go OFF queen . ----❤️ https://t.co/EAqdSo3DR8— SZA (@sza) January 10, 2018
The band expertly interwove SZA's lyrics with theirs, despite the intriguing contrast between the two songs and their messages. While "Grow Up" is a song about realizing the need to toughen up and move on, "20 Something" is about SZA hoping her 20s will last forever.
Paramore singer Hayley Williams has been openly supportive of SZA, and even shared that Ctrl was one of the albums that helped her get through 2017.
SZA is currently nominated for five Grammys, including best new artist, best R&B song, and best urban contemporary album. She is also set to perform at the award show on Jan. 28.
Watch Twitter-captured video of Paramore's live mashup below.
Paramore performed a mashup of their song “Grow Up” and SZA’s “20 Something” at their show last night. pic.twitter.com/Iw8ea3kUEi— DAILY SZA (@CampSZA) January 10, 2018