With the release of her impressive sophomore album CTRL and a new high-profile pop collaboration with Maroon 5 under her belt, it’s SZA‘s time to shine. As fans wait for the deluxe version of CTRL to be liberated, SZA whet fans’ appetite with a new track on Friday (Sept. 8) titled “Quicksand” off the newly released soundtrack for Insecure season 2.
SZA’s not one to conceal her true feelings and croons over the upbeat, funk-tinged tune about her insecurities in her relationship and losing trust in her lover. She’s vulnerable, emotional and frustrated on “Quicksand” singing, “So hard to love/ Darling, you make it too hard to trust/ You keep running from me/I’m scared of love.”
The soulful, snappy arrangement feels like a wave of nostalgia as jazzy horns and groovy drum rhythms envelope SZA’s melodic vocals. As she heads into the second verse, the “Love Galore” singer reveals that she accepts his behavior because “It’s worth the crime, it’s worth the bad karma.”
Listen to “Quicksand” below.