We now have a date on the calendar for SZA’s oft-delayed CTRL. The Top Dawg Entertainment project will arrive on June 9 (soon!). TDE dropped the news on their Twitter account on Wednesday night, along with more visuals surrounding the album.
CTRL was originally supposed to arrive in fans’ hands this February, but after February came and went, SZA’s sophomore album was nowhere to be found. She announced the release date with a little help from Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, as she sat among some broken down computers and greenery.
The LP will include the previously released singles “Drew Barrymore,” which opens up SZA’s vulnerable and people-pleasing side, and fan-favorite “Love Galore,” featuring Travis Scott, which definitely gets moodier.
SZA has explained that the CTRL will be about being an outsider: “I [wrote about] my younger life, which was haphazard: being at sleepaway camp away from my parents, being the only black girl, not even noticing until I got older, dealing with boys, self-hate, growth and God,” she told Billboard about the album. “It’s the first time I’m literally writing about my life instead of figuratively writing about it.”