SZA’s sophomore album is finally done.
Fresh off her first Grammy win for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Kiss Me More” with Doja Cat, the TDE singer revealed that the long-awaited project is finished and coming “very soon.”
“I just actually finished it up in Hawaii recently, so just turning it in,” she told Variety backstage at Sunday’s Grammys in Las Vegas.
This time around, she’s making music for everyone. “It’s probably my most unisex project yet,” SZA added. “It’s definitely for everybody in a different way.”
It’s been nearly five years since SZA released her debut Ctrl. In 2020, she dropped “Good Days,” which peaked at No. 9 on the Hot 100. It was followed one year later by “I Hate U,” which reached No. 7 on the chart.
While accepting her Grammy with Doja Cat on Sunday, SZA walked on stage with crutches, while Lady Gaga held the train of her dress. Lil Nas X was also seen pushing her around backstage in a wheelchair.
i am now sza’s personal care taker pic.twitter.com/kIhlVgkZao
— MONTERO (@LilNasX) April 4, 2022
“I fell out of bed right before it was time to leave and get ready for this,” SZA told reporters when asked how she injured herself. “Everything awesome in my life has always come with something very random. It just adds to the energy.”
While SZA was “grateful” for her first Grammy, she regrets that her grandmother wasn’t able to see her win. “The only thing that sucks is that my granny isn’t here,” she said. “She passed before she could see me win it, but she did come the year I was nominated for the first time.”