Before taking her talents to the Jimmy Kimmel stage on Thursday night (Jan. 12), SZA released her breezy number “Drew Barrymore” and announced her forthcoming album titled CTRL.
At an intimate show in New York City earlier this week, the TDE soulstress debuted the track inspired by the actress and her ‘90s flicks like Never Been Kissed and Poison Ivy. “I just imagine this being the soundtrack to one of those movies. Cue Freddie Prinze, Jr.,” she said during the event.
While the track itself doesn’t name-drop the actress, SZA sweetly sings on The Antydote and Carter Lang-produced love note, “I get so lonely I forget what I’m worth/We get so lonely we pretend that this works/I’m so ashamed of myself think I need therapy.”
SZA’s CTRL album follows her 2014 offering Z. The highly anticipated project apparently experienced some setbacks last year after the singer tweeted, “I actually quit” before calling out Top Dawg president Terrence “Punch” Henderson. “@iamstillpunch can release my album if he ever feels like it,” she added.
Punch showered the project with praise during an interview with Billboard last March, “It’s phenomenal. Between her last album and this one, there’s so much clarity in her vocals and her tone. It’s much more deliberate than it was on [Z]. There was a lot of ambient, vibe-y, moody type sounding records [on that album]. With this one, she’s giving you her, with a level of clarity that you haven’t heard from her yet.”
The album also features a yet-to-be-released track called “Temporary Lover” and a Travis Scott collaboration reportedly titled “Love Galore.”
Listen to SZA’s “Drew Barrymore” below: