"I wrote 'Moodring' the night I opened for Coldplay. I hadn't slept in two and half days due to anxiety," SZA shares of the Felix Snow-produced cut. "After the show, I drank every bottle of champagne Chris Martin [and] the band gave us that night, with Thundercat and my band. Great fucking time."
Besides SZA, the mixtape – due July 22 – will also feature Dev Hynes, Yuna, Rainy Milo, Empress Of, Bipolar Sunshine and more.
Kitty Cash plans to tap rising artists to also direct the visuals behind several "Love the Free II" songs.
"My goal for the series is to create a platform for artists to co-exist through the sounds of progressive R&B and hip-hop [while] crossing barriers of fashion, music, art, and culture," Cash tells Billboard. "I hope that 'Love The Free' can be seen as an art hub for people to find real artists who aren't afraid to try something new and be themselves; [it's] something that is lost today with social media. I just want to continue to share amazing music by true artists."
Check out SZA on The Juice Podcast talking TDE, working with Coldplay and her upcoming album, "A":
Update: Only hours after the song's exclusive debut, "Moodring" was spotted charting on the Trending 140 at No. 3.