Music Album Review: SZA - Ctrl (8/10)

SZA blossoms on CTRL, her debut album. The fusion of her raw and intimate songwriting and song concepts with melodically refined instruments creates an emotionally exquisite musical journey that explores themes such as relationships, sex, and personal struggles. “Supermodel” details a past relationship dressed with secrets and revenge while “Prom” conveys the fear of aging and unfulfilled potential. Within every record, SZA shines as she confidently and unapologetically opens her life up to her listeners. CTRL is not your generic lovesick R&B album; it is tasteful, deep and may so far be the year’s best R&B album.

Released by: Top Dawg Ent./RCA
Producer: Various