The trilogy that began as an acronym — one album for each letter of SZA’s name — instead ends as a key command with the release of her long-awaited debut full-length, Ctrl. Having survived an arduous recording process and SZA’s short-lived social media meltdown about it, Ctrl is a sight for eyes made sore simply from trying not to blink and miss what was expected to be a monumental project from the lone songbird signed to Top Dawg Entertainment. SZA promised an emotive and self-reflective release back when Ctrl was still entitled A. What surfaced on June 9th was a near-perfect confessional that found fans bowled over by the maturation of Solana Rowe’s signature sound, her generosity of spirit, and an effortless knack for the kind of candor that conjures broken car windows, cigarette burns, revenge sex, stiff middle fingers, and plenty of tears.
|A3||Doves In the Wind||4:26|
|B4||Garden (Say It Like Dat)||3:28|
|D2||Pretty Little Birds||4:05|