SZA Embraces Ambience on ‘Moodring’
With most of the scheduled TDE albums in the rearview, attention turns to Kendrick Lamar's upcoming project, which is predicted to drop this year. This doesn't mean the crew is staying silent until then though. SZA, who released the 'Z' album in April, returns with 'Moodring.'
The relaxing track is the product of a stressful few days for TDE's first lady.
“I wrote ‘Moodring’ the night I opened for Coldplay,” SZA said to Billboard. “I hadn’t slept in two and half days due to anxiety. After the show, I drank every bottle of champagne Chris Martin [and] the band gave us that night, with Thundercat and my band. Great f---ing time.”
'Moodring' isn't a turn up junction though; it's more of a release. The quiet tension of some of SZA's other work ('Babylon') gives in to mind-easing ambience.
The new song will appear on DJ Kitty Cash's upcoming mixtape, 'Love The Free II,' which will feature the likes of Dev Hynes (a.k.a. Blood Orange) and Yuna. The project will drop on July 22.