In 2016, SZA was ready to quit. Amidst tension between her and TDE president Terrence "Punch" Henderson over her unreleased album, the singer expressed her displeasure with the label on Twitter before quickly deleting the tweets. A few months after the strange incident, she looks prepared to fight on. Accompanied by an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, the St. Louis songstress surprised fans with "Drew Barrymore" on Twitter. The song is a remarkable departure from her previous sounds. The production by The Antydote and Carter Lang loops a slow, crooning guitar riff and meshes it with a slow, soothing ride cymbal and hard but not harsh snare hits.
In addition to the new single, SZA also delighted fans everywhere with the announcement of her new album on Kimmel, titled CTRL. There is no release date yet for the album, but it appears for now that any previous tension has been resolved, or at least calmed to the point of compromise. SZA is the last in line of her TDE brethren waiting for an album release; just last year alone, star man Kendrick Lamar made waves with untitled unmastered, ScHoolboy Q was resurgent with Blank Face, Isaiah Rashad returned with The Sun's Tirade, and even Ab-Soul shocked fans with Do What Thou Wilt. It has been a long wait, but it looks to be coming to a close.