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SZA: IS SHE REALLY WORTH ALL THE HYPE?

I discuss whether the popular artist SZA deserves as much hype as she gets.

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dihaan k~

8/6/20231 min read

Amidst the list of recently surfacing popular music artists, SZA is a name you’ll definitely hear. Hype she is getting, yes, but is her music really worth the hype?

Her popularity began when the SNL song “Big Boy” resurfaced. Originally meant as a comedy song only written for the Television show ‘Saturday Night Live’, it started her career and became widely popular with people because of its catchy tune.

Her latest album, SOS, came out on 9th December 2022, and once again, was a popular hit with the audience mainly because of the main songs, such as ‘Kill Bill’, ‘Low’, ‘Blind’, ‘Snooze’, and ‘Shirt’. All of these songs became trends on Tiktok, with myriad people dancing to the tunes or creating wildfire-like spreading transitions. In one word, her music can be described as ‘diverse’, ‘woke’, and ‘catchy’.

Indeed, her songs are catchy enough to be playing in your head all day. Whether you’re singing about killing your ex, that you’re blind, or that you have another side of yourself that you like to get popping, you know it’s like a wavelength that doesn’t end- the all day SZA fest.

Different people have different opinions of her songs- for example, her songs are more suited toward the Gen-Zians than the millenials. Another reason might be the mentions of violence- like killing, blood, etc, which aren’t appropriate for children.

In the end, taste matters. Music taste is everything. Maybe you’re into rock, maybe into KPOP, maybe into rap. The thing is, SZA brings all those genres together in a harmony that’s blissful to listen to and perfect for a playlist.

My advise? Binge-listen to SZA. Trust me, you’ll end up loving it.

SOS:

Ghost in the Machine

Used

Open Arms

Forgiveless

Snooze

Conceited

Gone Girl

Nobody Gets Me

Love Language

Smoking on my Ex Pack

F2F

Special

Low

Seek & Destroy

Shirt

Blind

Good Days

SOS

Kill Bill

Too Late

I Hate U

Notice Me

Far