If this is the reason why SZA fans have been waiting around so lengthy to get “Shirt,” then we forgive you, Solana. While accomplishing at Mad Neat Competition in Madrid on Sunday, SZA unveiled that Doja Cat is hopping on “Shirt” — the admirer-named solitary she’s been teasing for hella extended.
“Want to know a secret? You all want to know who’s on this tune? It’ll be like our mystery, suitable?” she advised the group. “The trace is we previously have a song together. Her name starts off with a ‘D’ and it rhymes with Soulja.”
“Shirt,” which SZA stans and TikTok dancers have been waiting for since 2020, will mark the second time SZA and Doja Cat have collaborated on a track. The two formerly paired on “Kiss Me Additional,” which took property the Grammy Award for finest pop duo/team efficiency this calendar year.
SZA 1st teased “Shirt” by sharing a snippet of it on her Instagram story in late 2020 in advance of posting it on TikTok, the place it quickly went viral with a dance challenge. (“I heard y’all named the TikTok tune ‘shirt’ lol. I’m good w that,” she tweeted in January 2021. Afterwards that thirty day period, she wrote that she was was “finalizing” the monitor.)
She also teased the unreleased tune in the outro of her “Good Days” music movie, the place she’s noticed pole dancing to the tune. And previous summertime, through her 360-degree In Bloom performance for Grey Goose, SZA done a minute-long snippet of the keep track of.
“Bloodstain on my shirt/New bitch on my nerves/Outdated n—a got curved/Going back again on my word/Damn, bitch, you like thirty,” she sings in the chorus. “Stealing all of my really worth/However issue my affection/Let you all in my mental/Acquired me lookin’ so determined.”
Back in June, SZA spoke to Individuals about the keep track of and how it “wasn’t going to be bundled on the album” but has considering that come to be its centerpiece.
“It’s often attention-grabbing to see what people today gravitate toward and what they really don’t,” she said. “And I assume that teaches a whole lot about the human psyche and our tradition at the exact time. It is generally a surprise for me, usually on the two finishes, regardless of whether anything is positively been given or negatively acquired.”
“Sometimes what I like doesn’t line up with other folks and that is tricky, usually difficult,” she added. “You hardly ever know what people want to see. It’s just a issue of how a great deal you psych you up and do what you want to do no issue what any one else would like to see. It requires a great deal of willpower and strength.”
The news encompassing the track comes about a thirty day period just after SZA produced a deluxe edition of her 2017 LP Ctrl, which incorporated 7 new tracks, these kinds of as “2AM,” “Miles,” and “Percolator.”
She past dropped the one “I Detest U” in late 2021, joined Kali Uchis on a remix of “Fue Mejor,” and hopped on Summer time Walker’s “No Love” with Cardi B.
From Rolling Stone US.