SZA details the reasons behind "Ctrl" delay.
SZA is one of the most respected newcomers to the hip-hop and R&B scene this year, but in a revealing new interview with The Guardian, she reveals that the path to this early success didn't come easily. For starters, her record company had to confiscate her hard drive.
"They just took my hard drive from me," she said. "That was all. I just kept f**king everything up. I just kept moving s**t around. I was choosing from 150, 200 songs, so I’m just like, who knows what’s good any more?" She also detailed how her anxiety issues made the songwriting process a daunting one at times for her. "I freestyle everything, all the way down. And I listen back and think, what’s s**tty? And if something’s too s**tty and I can’t put my finger on it, and I think, wow this sucks to me, then I get way frustrated, and usually scrap the song."
Despite all these obstacles, SZA doesn't think the world will have to wait too long for a follow-up record. "I have less anxiety about the things that hindered me putting this album out, so I’ll probably be done in the next six months." With the success that Ctrl has enjoyed, six months can't pass soon enough.