Tuesday, April 25, 2023

SZA “Snooze” released as sixth single from SOS



Writer(s): Solána Rowe, Kenny B. Edmonds, Khris Riddick-Tynes, Leon Thomas, Blair Ferguson (see lyrics here)

Released: April 25, 2023

First Charted: December 24, 2022

Peak: 2 BB, 13 BA, 11 RR, 32 A40, 32 AA, 132a RB, 18 UK, 11 CN, 21 AU, 22 DF (Click for codes to charts.)

Sales (in millions): 4.0 US, 0.4 UK, 4.82 world (includes US + UK)

Airplay/Streaming (in millions): -- radio, 260.2 video, 860.61 streaming


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About the Song:

R&B singer/songwriter Solána Imani Rowe (known as SZA) released her second album, SOS, at the end of 2022. It had already been promoted by three singles, two of which reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. After the album’s release, three more top-ten singles followed, including the #1 hit “Kill Bill,” and “Snooze,” the sixth and final single from the album. It has spent a record-breaking 33 weeks atop the R&B/hip-hop airplay chart.

“Snooze” was not originally intended for SOS, but for Babyface’s ninth studio album, 2022’s Girls Night Out. His concept for the album was all songs with female collaborators. As such, Babyface and SZA did work together on the song and are both credited as songwriters. He also produced the song and it became his first top-ten hit as a producer in 23 years. SF I

The song has been described as “a dreamy ballad” in which SZA reflects on a relationship where she wants to devote all her feelings to make it work. WK She “doesn’t want to fall asleep and waste theprecious moments she has with her love interest.” SF However, the song also takes on a violent tone with her fantasizing about being Elvira Hancock, the partner of Scarface, a movie character based on gangster Al Capone. She goes so far as to say she would kill and hide bodies for her lover, which conflicts with the tone of the song and emphasizes it as satire.


First posted 3/24/2024.

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