MTV PUSH: SZA

SZA is our September PUSH artist!

Born in New Jersey and brought up listening to classical and avant-garde jazz, as well as alternative and hip hop artists such as Bjork and Wu-Tang Clan, it’s fair to say SZA had a wide range of influences growing up.

“I was raised on a lot of John Coltrane, Satchmo, Miles Davis, Billy Holiday, and Björk with an adult obsession of all things Wu-Tang,” says SZA. “The one thing I’ve always admired is their ability to paint scenes with their sounds. When I write I usually let the beat saturate my mood and head space; that determines every scene and set design for any song, the rest is all secondary.”

Signing to Top Dawg Entertainment in 2013, SZA made history by becoming the first female artist to join the label. With the release of her critically acclaimed 2017 album Ctrl, SZA has since been propelled into stardom and cemented as one of the redefining voices of today’s contemporary music scene.

With three huge singles in Love Galore (featuring Travis Scott), Broken Clocks and Drew Barrymore (the video for which features Drew Barrymore herself), Ctrl has been lauded by many as one of the albums of the year so far and even led to a VMA nomination for Best New Artist.

It’s been an incredible year for SZA with even bigger things seemingly on the horizon. One thing’s for sure, we are beyond excited and honoured to have her as our Push artist for September.

Monday, 04. September 2017