Drew Barrymore Showed Up in SZA's Video for "Drew Barrymore"

The visual depicts a snow day, with a cameo from the track's namesake.
Lauren O'Neill
London, GB
June 21, 2017, 10:20am

SZA's long-awaited album Ctrl has been with us for almost two weeks now, and if you've got any sense you'll have been bumping it regularly during the current spell of sunny weather. It's a magical tour-de-force, a body of work that proves some things are well worth just chilling the hell out and waiting for. Yesterday we got SZA's first post-album music video, in the form of a clip for single and standout track "Drew Barrymore."


Directed by Dave Meyers, the man behind Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" visual, as well as clips for Missy Elliott, Rihanna, and Ciara, it depicts chillier temperatures as the always-effortlessly elegant singer navigates a snow day, a house party, and the New York streets. Near the end, a contemplative SZA, out smoking on some steps, is visited by the titular Barrymore (we presume she's the 'perfect girl' SZA compares herself to throughout the insular track), and we're left to ponder: is she a mirage or the real thing? I guess that's up to your imagination, but thankfully neither the song or the video leave any room for interpretation with regards to SZA's frankly humungous talent.

Watch above and get your damn blessings.

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