My love for TDE’s (Top Dawg Entertainment) soul child SZA and patience for her debut album A is unwavering. While I’m very late on writing my thoughts on SZA’s latest release “twoAM” (it dropped on May 27th), I still have the song on repeat so it deserves some love on my site. The consistently dope, music festival goddess decided to remix PartyNextDoor’s moody slow jam “Come and See Me” and tell her side of spending all night thinking and yearning for a special someone.
At first listen, I didn’t realize “twoAM” was a remix, letting the chill production take a backseat to SZA’s alluring lyrics and vocals. “2 A.M. again and I’m thinkin’ bout / 2 A.M. again and I’m thinkin’ should I come through / Can I come kick / Can I come kick with you?” SZA questions on the honest opener. Those late night “wyd” texts everyone can relate to sending of receving probably inspired this sensual stormer as SZA shows how much her pen game has improved since dropping her critically acclaimed minimal R&B EP Z in 2014.
SZA is giving me a lot to praise with “twoAM”. The lyrics give off the sensual yet lonely visual of a side chick looking for an unachieveable love. While SZA’s flow throughout makes me want to go back to the track as soon as it ends (Especially the bonus snippet at the end). TDE”s CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith released a teaser pic of when TDE fans can expect releases from the collective back in Feburary. SZA was at the 4th stage creative at that point so hopefully we’ll be blessed with a full-length record soon (that is if fans are willing to support SZA more than they have for Schoolboy Q’s latest single). But until then let “twoAM” be an example of the type of message you want to send when looking for some love in the evening. Those “wyd” messages aren’t cutting it.
What do you think of SZA’s latest single “twoAM”? Let me know in the comments!