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Monday, December 27, 2021

SZA's new song tackles rocky romantic relationships

12/11/2021 12:50:00 PM

SZA (photo credit: Blair Caldwell)

After months of being on Soundcloud, SZA is now releasing I Hate U as her newest single on digital streaming platforms worldwide via TDE/RCA Records/Sony Music.

Initially released on an anonymous Soundcloud account this year along with “Nightbird” and “Joni,” the irresistible slow yet soulful R&B jam emerged as a favorite among fans of Top Dawg Entertainment’s multi-platinum selling, chart-topping and award-winning recording artist.

The track is produced by Rob Bisel, Carter Lang, thankgod4cody, and Dylan Patrice. With her soulful vocals enveloping a minimalist sonic backdrop and laid-back synths, SZA reflects on a rocky romantic relationship that seemed to have taken a toll on her emotional health.

Upon its release, the mesmerizing urban track received positive response from various music critics all around the world, with Brooklyn Vegan calling an “airy R&B” in “fine form.” It also marked an impressive performance on its first day as it debuted at No. 1 on both Spotify US and Apple Music US charts despite the surge of holiday-inspired tracks, and is predicted to place high on the Billboard Hot 100 charts next week.

Meanwhile, here in the Philippines, the single has slowly gained a foothold on the upper tier of streaming charts. At one point, it reached No. 16 on Spotify Philippines top 50, and is steadily climbing on a daily basis.

“I Hate U” comes nearly a year after SZA released the Grammy-nominated “Good Days” on Christmas 2020 which instantly turned to be SZA’s greatest gainer solo single release, after peaking at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and marking her first time in the chart’s top ten as the main artist.

Author: slickmaster | © 2021 The SlickMaster's Files

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