TDE's first lady, SZA, lived up to the crazy levels of hype that came with her signing with her greatÂ ZÂ EP, and since that dropped in April, she's kept her reign going strong by touring and dropping a few one-off tracks. "Sobriety" is the latest of those, and it was produced by a team consisting of Chris Calor, Cody, LoveDragon, TDE gun-for-hire Sounwave and bass virtuoso Thundercat (whose indelible riffs you can hear on the tail end of Kendrick Lamar's "i").
A break up track that gives us some relief by also being rather blunted, "Sobriety" features SZA concluding with a surprisingly uplifting couplet:Â âIâma be fine anyway, Iâma be cool, Iâma keep calm, Iâma be right anyway / Better than you, better than her.â
The xanax makes me trip
I still ain't got no whip
I still ain't no friends
At least I got my family
Bullshit, my daddy still can't stand me