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In a tweet posted today (June 7), the R&B singer floated the idea of marking the milestone of her 2017 album by dropping unreleased tracks from that same year. While she didn’t directly reference the album, it’ll be five years since it arrived in two days (June 9).
Unreleased songs from 2017 to celebrate 5 .. me thinks .
— SZA (@sza) June 6, 2022
If released, the songs would follow SZA’s similar surprise release in August of last year, when the singer anonymously took to Soundcloud to drop demos ‘Joni’, ‘Nightbird’ and ‘I Hate U’, the last of which broke Apple Music streaming records when it was later released as an official single in December.
‘I Hate You’ marked SZA’s first solo offering since her earlier post-‘Ctrl’ tracks ‘Good Days’ and the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted ‘Hit Different’, which were both released in 2020. While it’s unclear whether these three standalone tracks will be included on her much-anticipated sophomore album, SZA has remained active since the release of ‘Ctrl’ with a suite of collaborations.
As for the follow-up to ‘Ctrl’, SZA offered her most recent album update in May, assuring fans at this year’s Met Gala that her sophomore record is “finally ready to go, more than I’ve ever felt before.”