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Watch: SZA Performs Acoustic Version of “Supermodel” on MTV Push

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SZA continues to feed obsessed fans with more goodies. While performing across North America on her “Ctrl Tour,” the songstress appeared on MTV’s “Push” series for a stripped down acoustic performance of her single, “Supermodel.”

Seated on a stool in an intimate setting, and backed by just a guitarist, the TDE songstress delivered another emotionally connected, soul-stirring rendition of the fan-favorite song.

This past weekend, SZA performed at the “Day N Night Festival,” and fans got a taste of some new music with the release of “Quicksand,” off the soundtrack to the second season of HBO’s “Insecure.”

Check out her acoustic performance of “Supermodel” below.

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Alessia Cara Covers SZA’s “Drew Barrymore”

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SZA continues to be the year’s favorite when it comes to covers, and rightfully so. The latest to pay tribute to the TDE songstress is singer-songwriter Alessia Cara, who dropped an acoustic cover of “Drew Barrymore.”

Fresh off her double wins at the VMAs, the songstress puts her soulful spin on the Ctrl single, over a JustAcoustic instrumental.

“had this laying around for a bit so I decided to post it,” said Cara. “this album is magic.”

SZA was definitely a fan of the cover, tweeting: “Welp I’m screaming.”

Check out Alessia Cara’s rendition below.

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Stream the ‘Insecure’ Season 2 Soundtrack featuring SZA, Bryson Tiller, Jazmine Sullivan & More!

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The second season of HBO’s “Insecure” may have come to an end last night, but the show lives on with its excellently curated soundtrack.

The hit series’ compilation comes with a collection of new and old tracks from a variety of stars, including SZA, Bryson Tiller, Jazmine Sullivan, GoldLink, Leikeli47, Lion Babe, Jorja Smith, NAO and the show’s star/creator Issa Rae.

SZA’s “Quicksand,” one of the standout selections from the project, was released earlier this week to much acclaim.

“Insecure’s” music supervisor Kier Lehman recently spoke with Business Insider about the project, including SZA’s inclusion. “We get advance music from all the labels, but of course we have this special relationship with RCA,” explained Lehman. “They were feeding us a lot of their upcoming releases early, in the hopes that we could work that into the show. The SZA stuff we got from them early, and obviously it fit so well with the show that we were able to use two songs in the first two episodes.”

According to Lehman, Rae has also been “very, very involved” in the music selection process. “She comes in with songs that she already has in mind for certain themes,” added Lehman. “She will let me know if there’s something that’s been cut in and she wants to see some other options. And I’ll pull a few things, and then present them to her, and from there she’ll make her final selection. It all goes through her, and it all comes from her really. She’s giving the direction, and I’m here to provide her with the choices that I think would be good for the show.”

Overall, Lehman described the sound of the show as “super current, underground, alternative, sometimes R&B, hip-hop. And, fresh.” Stream the soundtrack below.

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New Music: SZA – Quicksand

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Get stuck in some brand new SZA!

The new music Gods delivered with the surprise release of “Quicksand,” off the soundtrack to Season 2 of HBO’s “Insecure.”

A combination of disco grooves and horns mixed with futuristic soul vibes lay the soundscape as the TDE songstress opens up about fears of falling in love and commitment.

“Underneath the constellation / If it’s any consolation /If it’s worth the conversation / I don’t do this all of the time / I just say that every time,” she sings. “I’m scared of love / And you’re hard to trust.”

“Quicksand,” along with “Supermodel,” can be found on the “Insecure” soundtrack following the latter’s appearance on the show back in July. “We got sent this SZA track before the album came out and I was in LOVEEEE,” said “Insecure” star and creator Issa Rae. “Lowkey the whole album could be on the show.”

SZA responded in kind. “This means so much to me I wanna say more but I fear I’m peaking on thirst,” she wrote. “lol I’m just so thankful..I really prayed and dreamed of this.”

There’s more to come. Following her “What Lovers Do” collaboration with Maroon 5, SZA recently revealed that she has a deluxe edition of Ctrl on the way.

Take a listen below.

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SZA Teases ‘Ctrl’ Deluxe Edition

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SZA isn’t letting go of Ctrl anytime soon!

Hot off her “What Lovers Do” collaboration with Maroon 5, the T.D.E songstress revealed that she has a deluxe version of her debut album on the way.

Shortly after a fan tweeted a video of SZA performing choreography to an unreleased song, the singer implied that it might appear on a repackaged version of her debut album.

“Man this video is literally shot n edited,” she tweeted. “regret not putting it on the album. Das wat da delux is foe.”

Solana should have a lot of material to choose from for the deluxe edition. The R&B star recently told The Guardian how the album was finalized. “They cut me off,” she said. “They just took my hard drive from me. That was all. I just kept fucking everything up. I just kept moving shit around. I was choosing from 150, 200 songs, so I’m just like, who knows what’s good any more?”

SZA released Ctrl in June and it debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.  So far, the album has spawned the singles “Love Galore” and “Drew Barrymore.”

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Listen: SZA Teams Up with Maroon 5 On New Single “What Lovers Do”

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Since releasing her acclaimed debut album Ctrl, TDE songstress SZA is becoming everyone’s new favorite. So, naturally some unexpected collaborations would come about, and today the singer-songwriter joins Maroon 5 on their new single “What Lovers Do.”

Over a synth lead dance track, Adam Levine and Solana join together to sing some ruminations about love.

“Are we too grown for games / Are we too grown to play around / Young enough to chase / But old enough to know better,” sings Levine. “Are we too grown for change / Are we too grown to mess around / I can’t wait forever baby / Both of us should know better,” sings SZA.

“What Lovers Do” is the follow-up to Maroon 5’s “Cold” featuring Future. There’s no word yet on a release date for their sixth album. SZA is currently traveling across the country on her “Ctrl Tour.” In October she will join Bryson Tiller on the European dates of his “Set It Off Tour.”

Listen to the new collaboration below.

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Watch: SZA Opens the 2017 Black Girls Rock! Awards with “Normal Girl”

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Fresh off the launch of her “Ctrl Tour,” SZA opened up the 2017 Black Girls Rock! Awards on Tuesday night (Aug. 22) with a stunning performance of “Normal Girl.”

Backed by a guitarist and giant letters that spelled out the title of her debut album, the TDE songstress belted out the anthem as the crowd vibed along.

Rocking a trench coat and platform boots, SZA ended the performance by providing a message of empowerment. “Black girls rock. Good evening and God bless you,” she said.

Solana started her “Ctrl Tour” on Sunday (Aug. 20), after postponing three shows due to undisclosed health issues. In between dates, SZA will also join Bryson Tiller on his “Set It Off Tour” through Europe.

Watch TDE’s First Lady rock the stage below.

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New Music: Eric Bellinger – Love Galore (SZA Remix)

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E-Mix Eric is back.

After giving us inspiration and a positive message with the empowering, “Be The Change,” Eric Bellinger gets back on the mic with a remix to SZA’s hit single “Love Galore” featuring Travis Scott.

Teaming up with Ayo n Keyz to re-create the original, which was produced by ThankGod4Cody and Carter Lang, Bellinger offers his own take on Solana’s tale of love and lust.

“I said farewell / Thought you took it well / Told me you wouldn’t cry over spilled milk,” he sings. “Give me another towel / We’ll turn up the volume / We just need an hour to two, so we can do what we do baby.”

Eric has promised fans that he will be dropping a new E-Mix every Monday over the near future. So, check out his version of “Love Galore” below and stay tuned for more!

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