When one has Vogue giving them props and they've also been the opening act for Coldplay then it's only obvious that there is something special about that creature (crea: to create) . The orange haired, freckle faced beauty in the photo above is the well-known singer on the rise known as SZA. To put it simply, the doll has the voice of an angel and the spunk of a rocker. I wouldn't dare give her music a genre or category as that would likely offend her due to the uniqueness of her sound, but I challenge you to listen to some of her tunes while you're painting, driving, jogging, or even winding down before bed. It's a melodic mood with a frowzy twist, yet also very difficult to explain in words.
SZA's real name is Solana Rowe with even a birth title that sounds harmonious. She is also affectionately known as the first lady of Top Dawg Entertainment, which she shares with label mates: Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q. Her story is that of a rebel soul with a love for music as she grew up listening to artist such as Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, and Wu Tang Clan (per her Complex article in 2013).
Her music beseeches reverberations that are both admirable and firm in tune. The sounds are also fanciful, inviting, and comforting, which is unique during a time where most music sounds quite enigmatic. SZA is unapologetic in her assertiveness and that is ultimately a refreshing trait for someone that is so young and in the industry of music as both an artist and songwriter. Take a listen below and I'll be amazed if you don't love it. However, I'm almost sure you will.