After realising a bunch of singles, as well as a deluxe version of the debut album "Ctrl", the North American singer-songwriter known as SZA revealed what fans speculated over a morse code presented at the end of a teaser video of "PSA" released on her 33rd birthday.
"S.O.S.", set to be released by december, was described as "a varied palette", combining "surf rock" and "grunge" elements, alongside "her beloved lo-fi beats".
By the announcement, SZA further admitted to feeling "stressed" about meeting the release deadline, expressing doubts about continuing her music career long-term.
“I feel like music, in this capacity, I don’t see longevity,” she told Billboard. “I like to create, I like to write, I like to sing, and I like to share. But I don’t know if chasing after superstardom or whatever I’m supposed to be doing right now is sustainable for me or for anybody. I’ma take a good swing at it, and I’ma give 'em my absolute best.”
SZA's carrer exploded after the release of her debut album, raising her to stardoom in features such with Maroon 5 ("What Lovers Do"), Kendrick Lamar ("All the Stars", for the Black Panther OST), and Doja Cat ("Kiss Me More").
For this new album, however, SZA's been realising snippets of the next single at the end of the music videos, generating big expectations on the fans and the music industry. A snippet used in a TikTok video, for example, went viral and made her label release the song "I Hate U" officially (the song was posted in SoundCloud with two other tracks on August 22nd, 2021).
SZA's been scheduled for “Saturday Night Live” stage on December 3 — her second appearance as a solo artist — with Keke Palmer hosting.