Prior to the arrival of SZA’s debut album CTRL, the artist was already a few underground albums deep with her album ‘S’ released in 2013 and her album ‘Z’ SZA released in 2014. This was enough from her to strike up hell of anticipation on her first studio collection in which you could only expect to be emotional and romantic considering her previous mixtape like releases. SZA sets the tone of a raw and in your face Valentine friendly album with the Neo-soul opening track “Supermodel” singing “Let me tell you a secret, I been secretly banging your homeboy. Why you in Vegas, all up on Valentine’s day? Why am I so easy to forget like that? It can’t be that easy for to get like that.” SZA says that this was the first acoustic track she’s ever attempted to create in which you can kind of hear in the production of the song as it sounds timid and as if it’s trying to be very careful or quiet. The moodiness that encompasses CTRL is absolutely unprecedented from such a coveted new singer/ artist, clearly there was a major connection that was made for CTRL to surface its way into the universe. This album from SZA shows that she can be very versatile in the heaviness & sincerity of it all, creating a plethora of feelings through the tracks on one project, though the album keeps a chilled and numbing vibe through this. At the same time some of the tracks do feel a bit unfinished or broken off too early. SZA doesn’t give one consistent ride when you think about the feelings she invokes on the album CTRL, the album just keeps it all in the same boat of love and relationships but doesn’t drench it all in depression and gloom but more in optimism, and self-developmental insights that would be healthy for those participatory in the romance strong lifestyle.