Sunday, April 14, 2013

SZA

I am thrilled to have discovered SZA (pronounced "SIZZ-ah"), a new recording artist from New Jersey. She is a phenomenal cross between Chaka Khan and Björk (whom she greatly admires) and I can't get enough of her unique sound, which she has named "Glitter Trap." I am absolutely smitten.


For days now, I have been listening to her song "Aftermath" from her most recent EP "S." Take a listen and see if you don't feel something amazingly special about her and her music...



The lyrics are tangential, stream of consciousness, a little fearless:

Aftermath

I apologize for waiting to tell you for so long I am not human
I am made of bacon,
Fairy tales, pixie dust

I don't feel
I hung myself, I didn't die

I'm omnipotent, I'm alive
Not real--I'm alive

You leave me careless, I like it
I like it

Caught up in the blast, caught up in the action
Caught up in the bursting flame, there's comfort in dying
Comfort in burning

Maybe we should burn

Doubt I'll ever be anyone's baby
Livin' as a unicorn gets so lonely
I have no answers, I have no questions, stuck in your tandem
Heat that's worth standing
I like it

Caught up in the blast, caught up in the action, caught up in the bursting flame

There's comfort in dying, comfort in burning

Maybe we should burn

I can feel the accidents happening slowly
Falling for the rapture ever so boldly
I will go willingly
You don't have to kidnap, I like to be kidnapped
You leave me careless
I like it
I like it

Maybe we should burn

Doubt I'll ever be anyone's baby


Wow.
And I must share two more songs from the same EP.

"Castles" is a lovely, shimmering slice of heaven that uses a sample from Fleetwood Mac's song "Everywhere."
"Tell me if it's easier for you... tell me it gets easier for me."
*sigh*



And "Ice Moon" is...well, it's a stunning, dreamy gem.



"S" and her previous EP "See.SZA.Run" are both available for download at her Soundcloud.
http://soundcloud.com/justsza

http://www.justsza.com/
http://seeszarun.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/justsza

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