SZA ‎– Ctrl - 2017 Neo Soul Alt R + B - Green Vinyl 2LP

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20348
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SZA ‎– Ctrl

Label:
Top Dawg Entertainment ‎– 8985-44919-1, RCA ‎– 88985-44919-1
Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Green Translucent
Country:
US
Released:
17 Nov 2017
Genre:
Funk / Soul
Style:
Contemporary R&B

Tracklist

A1 Supermodel

A2 Love Galore
Featuring – Travis Scott

A3 Doves In the Wind
Featuring – Kendrick Lamar

A4 Drew Barrymore

 

B1 Prom

B2 The Weekend

B3 Go Gina

B4 Garden (Say It Like Dat)

 

C1 Broken Clocks

C2 Anything

C3 Wavy (Interlude)
Featuring – James Fauntleroy

 

 

D1 Normal Girl

D2 Pretty Little Birds
Featuring – Isaiah Rashad

D3 20 Something

 

 

Credits

A&R – SZA (2), Terrence 'Punch' Henderson*
Coordinator [A&R Coordinator], A&R [A&R Coordinator] – Joshua Patrick
Creative Director [Creative Direction] – SZA (2), Terrence 'Punch' Henderson*
Creative Director [Visual Direction] – SZA (2), Sage Adams
Design [Graphic Design & Packaging] – Robert 'Ret One' Reyes*, Vlad Sepetov
Executive-Producer – Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith*
Executive-Producer [Associate Producers] – Dave 'Miyatola' Free*, Terrence 'Punch' Henderson*
Legal – Joshua Binder*
Management [TDE Management] – Miyatola, Moosa, Punch (16), Ret One
Mastered By – Mike Bozzi
Other [Styling] – Dianne Garcia, SZA
Photography By – Christopher Parsons (2), Jason Chandler (3), Sage Adams
Public Relations [Publicity] – 42West*
Recorded By – Blake Harden, Chris Classick, Cyrus Taghipour, Hector Castro (5), Ivan Corpening,James Hunt (7), Jared Gagarin, Juan Corales, Lukasz Plas, Tyler Page

Notes

Gatefold sleeve. Includes an 8-page booklet. Download code printed on the booklet.

Supermodel:
Recorded at No Excuses

Love Galore:
Travis Scott / Recorded by Blake Harden at home studio & Windmark Recording, Santa Monica, CA
Recorded at The Lake House in Michigan

Doves In The Wind:
Kendrick Lemar / Recorded [...] at No Excuses
Recorded at No Excuses
Contains a sample of the recording "Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get In Da Club)" written by Reggie Noble, John Bowman and Dana Stinson as performed by Redman, published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Dayna's Day Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), Funky Noble Productions, Inc. (ASCAP) & CLR, Inc. (ASCAP). All rights administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) and WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) courtesy of Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. Under license from Universal Music Enterprises.
Contains an interpolation from "Turn Me Up Some" written by Trevor Smith and James Yancey, published by Universal Polygram International Publishing, Inc. O/B/O itself and E.P.H.C.Y. Publishing (ASCAP)/Kobalt Music Publishing/T'Ziah Music (BMI).

Drew Barrymore:
Recorded at Engineears Studios

Prom:
Recorded at Engineears Studios

The Weekend:
Recorded at Platinum Sounds Studios
Contains elements of "Set The Mood (Prelude)" written by Justin Timberlake, Timothy Mosely and Floyd Hills as performed by Justin Timberlake, published by W.B.M. Music Corp. (SESAC) and Danjahandz Muzik (SESAC). All rights administered by W.B.M. Music Corp. (SESAC)/Universal Music - Z Tunes LLC O/B/O Tennman Tunes (ASCAP)/Ole Virginia Beach Music (ASCAP).

Go Gina:
Recorded at No Excuses

Garden (Say It Like Dat):
Recorded at No Excuses

Broken Clocks:
Recorded at The Lake House in Michigan
This composition embodies portions of "West" written by Thomas Paxton-Beesley, Adam Feeney and Ashton Simmons as performed by River Tiber, published by EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)/EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Nyankingmusic/Arts & Crafts Music, Inc. D/B/A Galleryac Music

Anything:
Recorded at Top Dawg House Of Pain
Contains a sample of the recording "Spring Affair" written by Georgio Moroder, Peter Bellotte and Donna Summer as performed by Donna Summer, published by WB Music Corp./Sweet Summer Nights Music (ASCAP) courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Wavy (Interlude):
James Fauntleroy / Recorded [...] at 1500 Or Nothin' Studios

Normal Girl:
Recorded at No Excuses

Pretty Little Birds:
Isaiah Rashad / Recorded by Josef Leimberg at Josef's studio
Recorded at Josef's studio

20 Something:
Recorded at Windmark Recording, Santa Monica, CA

℗ & © 2017 Top Dawg Entertainment under exlcusive license to RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Marketed and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment, 25 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010-8601.

Profile:
Solána Imani Rowe (born November 8, 1990), better known by her stage name SZA , is an American R&B singer. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, later relocating to Maplewood, New Jersey. In October 2012, Rowe self-released her debut mixtape titled See.SZA.Run, which she then followed up with her second mixtape, titled S, in April 2013. In July 2013, it was revealed that she had signed to the hip hop record label Top Dawg Entertainment, through which she released Z, her debut extended play (EP) and first retail release, in April 2014. Her debut studio album Ctrl was released June 9, 2017.

SZA is a neo soul singer whose music is described as alternative R&B, with elements of soul, hip hop, minimalist R&B, cloud rap, witch house and chillwave. Rowe's lyrics are described as "unravelling", that revolve around themes of sexuality, nostalgia, and abandonment. SZA cites a variety of artists as influences including Meelah and Jamiroquai. SZA also takes influence from non-musical artists including gymnasts, ice skaters, painters, and filmmakers, including Spike Lee.

( Rolling Stones) " After a trio of promising EPs and a prominent feature on Rihanna's Anti, the budding alt-R&B star showed what she could do on a full-length LP. SZA unravels through largely improvised meditations on love and sex and all the promise and abandonment that can result from both. From a side-chick manifesto ("The Weekend") to the appreciation of a rom-com icon that mulls the singer's own self-worth ("Drew Barrymore"), SZA flourishes in her own hazy spotlight. B.S."

More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP
Label RCA
Color Green