Rejoice, For SZA's 'CTRL' Is Finally Out in the World

Her debut album, a project started in 2014, is now here for your listening pleasure.
Lauren O'Neill
London, GB
June 9, 2017, 10:12am

The old adage goes "good things come to those who wait," right? If that's the case, then SZA's long-awaited debut LP CTRL should be the best thing of all—and, you know what? It kind of is.

The project, which began recording in 2014, has features from big hitters like Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott, and it's a whole 14 tracks of the dreamy R&B lusciousness that we've come to know and love the New Jersey singer-songwriter for. Tracks range from current pop-tinged bops ("Drew Barrymore"), to hazy and lazy kickback anthems (the Kendrick-featuring "Doves in the Wind"). Though the album's sound varies interestingly, it's all tied together by SZA's frankly sumptuous vocal, which feels girlish and full-bodied all at once, and it's basically the perfect collection of tracks for the coming summer months.

Listen below, and fantasize about cycling around in the sun with this in your ears:

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