The 28-year-old singer-songwriter — whose real name is Solána Imani Rowe — has revealed she recently hit the studio with Justin Timberlake, and although it was an unlikely pairing, SZA was surprised by how well their voices harmonized together.
Speaking about her session with the “Cry Me A River” hitmaker in a video interview with Kerwin Frost, she said: “We made a really cool song and I couldn’t believe it.
“We’re on the same label [RCA Records] I heard, which I didn’t know until yesterday.
“And he was like, ‘I wanna work with you’ and I was like, ‘Why?’ And he was like, ‘Shut up, let’s just make stuff.’ And we did and it was really great.
“When I heard his music and we started singing together and the harmonies and the note choices that we were finding together, it’s like, ‘Oh, we speak the same language.'”
SZA and boyband Brockhampton, have also been in the studio with producer Jack Antonoff for the follow-up to 2017’s CTRL.
The “All The Stars” hitmaker previously teased her as-yet-untitled second record as her “best” yet, and suggested it might be her last full studio release.
“My world got so much smaller, so fast. I have so much to write about,” she explained.
“I feel like I’m in a cage.
“I’m making the best album of my life for this next album and I know that … because it’s going to be my last album.”
However, it was not the first time the “Supermodel” hitmaker has discussed potentially retiring from music.
Two years ago she told Glamour magazine: “[I have a] short attention span, and I don’t like to do things when they aren’t fun or I can’t grow anymore. This is a space where I feel like I’m growing and having a good time. I’m learning a lot, but sometimes it gets to be a lot and I feel like I can’t grow in this space. Like, I have to do something different to grow.”