SZA’s highly anticipated sophomore album is “coming very soon” according to her label’s CEO, Terrence “Punch” Henderson. In an interview with Vulture, the R&B star and Top Dawg Entertainment president have come to an agreement on when the LP is set to arrive after a public back-and-forth.
“It’s not really a secret. SZA’s coming very, very soon. We pretty much have the album done…We know exactly when it’s coming out,” he said. “But on the internet, you only get a certain amount of characters. You don’t have time to really go into a full explanation of what’s going on like that when you’re in the moment and tweeting something.”
After the New Jersey native declared it was going to be a “SZA Summer” back in May, the singer cleared up that its the label’s fault as to why the album is not out yet.
“It’s 100% punch and rca on this one,” she wrote in an Instagram comment responding to a fan in July per HotNewHipHop. “I wanted the summer. They wanted more time. Atp I’m just tryna have a good time stress free lol.”
Punch also answered how his relationship is with the CTRL singer at this time. “Is [SZA] happy? I’d say so. Last album, triple platinum,” Punch replied. “What happens is people put a story into their own narrative and create a situation that’s not really there. I’m not going to say there’s never been contention.”
“There’s always contention, especially when you’re dealing with creative. Difference in opinions, it happens, but that doesn’t mean somebody is unhappy or anything. It could’ve been a conversation in the moment.”
Most recently SZA teamed up with fellow TDE artist Doechii for the track “Persuasive,” which dropped last month and back in June the R&B singer dropped the deluxe version of her triple-platinum debut album CTRL.