The songbird is from New Jersey by way of St. Louis, but traits of neither city are recognizable in the dark treatment. SZA sings tales of peer pressure and other things one experiences during their adolescence inside of a large, deserted house.
And to top it off, she co-directed the treatment with APLUSFILMZ. “I wanted to live and die by my own decisions,” said SZA on her decision to man the camera. “From color correction to set choice to dressing myself in dirty T-shirts and random Marni pieces and refusing a stylist and makeup artist…I figured if I was going to fail, I’d do it on my own terms.”
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