I really don’t need to write much. This weekend, after several attempts at getting Top on the phone, Top Dawg Entertainment released SZA’s long awaited album, Ctrl. From the tweets I’ve been reading and IG posts/stories I’ve been seeing, everyone is pleased with the final project after months of teases and dead ends.
I’m going to share one of my favorites today, the album closer, “20 Something”. Accompanied by only an acoustic guitar, the 26 year old songwriter sings from the perspective of a young adult that has learned many lessons in the past few years. She is not jaded from her experiences, only thankful for her present and optimistic about her future over strings strung by Carter Lang, former member of The O’My’s and a few claps provided by The Antydote AKA Scum on their seventh (7 as in, they did half of the 14 tracks that make up Ctrl) SZA collab this year.