"Quicksand" - SZA [Spotify Audio Single]

Jacob Grossfeld

by Jacob Grossfeld

Published September 8, 2017

Budding St. Louis superstar SZA has released a new single on the heels of her debut record, Ctrl, which premiered this past June. Check out "Quicksand" above, via Spotify. 

A polished fusion of R&B, trap, and disco sensibilities amid an interspersed positioning of funky pauses, the song is a varied addition to SZA's early and impressive canon. Smooth synths wave loosely under a sharp hip hop beat in the verses, while glossy brass contributes a punctuated precision to the more rigid rhythmic pattern in the chorus.

Taking on issues of romantic commitment and communication, SZA sings, "Should I assume you didn't mean it like that? Or should I assume you know exactly how you said it? You know exactly how you meant it, Should I assume it's me, sweet disposition, Switchin' position, duckin' submission, Or should I assume it's a weekend thing, boy?... Ooh-ooh, so hard to love (so hard), Darling, you make it too hard to trust, You keep running from me, I'm scared of love." 

"Quicksand" follows SZA's recent collaboration with Maroon 5 on their new single "What Lovers Do," and was officially released as part of the Insecure: Music From The HBO Original Series, Season 2 soundtrack. Order a copy of the album on Amazon

SZA is currently on tour in support of her debut LP Ctrl. For concert tickets and more, check out SZA's Zumic artist page

Cover Art For Insecure's Season 2 Soundtrack


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