3 Things you’ll learn after listening to SZA’s debut album ‘Ctrl’

SZA's debut album 'Ctrl'.
The first lady of TDE, SZA, releases her debut album ‘Ctrl’

After four long excruciating years, SZA and TDE fans can rejoice. The first lady of TDE, SZA, released her debut album Ctrl. If you are 20 something, confused, lonely, and trying to adjust to this thing called life, SZA’s album Ctrl is the perfect album to listen to. I guarantee you SZA has a song to get you through a break-up, a situationship, self-esteem issues, and everything else the average 20-year-old goes through. Here are three things you’ll learn after listening to SZA’s debut album Ctrl.

There is no such thing as control.

In an interview with Billboard SZA said, “Control is a fantasy. It’s like an illusion. It’s a commodity, but it has no value at the same time. That’s the way  I feel about music, life, men, and love. You can either relinquish it or accept it, but you can’t gain control of it.

TDE's first lady releases her first album,'Ctrl'
The first lady of TDE, SZA.

On valentine’s day, SZA cheated on her ex-boyfriend with his homeboy.

I know I’m not the only person that replayed the track “Supermodel” just to be sure. As it turns out, my ears were not leading me astray. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, SZA cheated on her ex-boyfriend with his homeboy. In hindsight, SZA’s infidelity was justified.  Is it really cheating if he cheated on her first and his best friend just so happened to mention, “Hey we went to Las Vegas, and oh we had an orgy.” Now, I will never condone cheating in any shape, form, or fashion, but as the old adage states, revenge is a dish best served cold.

SZA talks 'Crtl' with OTHERtone
SZA’s OTHERtone interview
with Pharrell.

It’s okay to be 20 something and not have it all together.

Even though SZA looks like a descendant of the Greek goddess, Venus, she still very much human. She is living proof that the most beautiful and talented people have insecurities. On the track, “20 Something,” SZA says,

Hopin’ my 20 somethings won’t end

Hopin’ to keep the rest of my friends

Prayin’ the 20 somethings don’t kill me, kill me

Your 20’s are a period of trial and error. You can either fall victim to your errors or learn from them.  Ctrl takes fans on an imperfect journey. To listen to more of SZA’s Ctrl head over to Apple Music or Spotify.

Krystal Ketcham

A city girl with a country girl’s heart , Krystal Ketcham is a passionate storyteller. Motivated by hip hop and inspired by the culture, she is devoted to telling the story of others.

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