“I appreciate [my fans] patience, but constantly trying to people-please and fulfill expectations instead of just thinking about what you need can deter you from your true path. And the next thing you know you’re somebody that you never signed up to be. Even with this album, I just wanna be better than my last project to myself. I wanna be a better writer. I wanna be a better artist, musician… a better thinker. I just wanna do things that make myself proud and interested.”
The Top Dawg Entertainment songstress has previously opened up about the lack of empathy she receives for having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — which makes it difficult for sufferers to pay attention or sit still — as well as crippling anxiety, and she’s enforcing her boundaries now more than ever.
“I don’t even know what this album is about and what it sounds like. Which is why I had to go to the mode of what feels good to my brain and to my energy and the songs that I think are hot, I just have to go with them. I have no idea what it sounds like to anybody else. I really don’t know. It’s so bizarre. It’s weird that I can’t put my finger on it. It’s a little bit of everything. It’s a little aggressive. Some parts are incredibly soft. Some of them are ballads. I don’t know. It’s all over the place. It’s just where my heart is.”
Sza stated in 2018 that her second album would be her last, though it’s possible she’s changed her mind. At the time, she said,
“My world got so much smaller so fast. I have so much to write about. I feel like I’m in a cage.”
The “Love Galore” singer added,
“I’m making the best album of my life for this next album and I know that… because it’s going to be my last album.”
She also offered some insight in April of this year, following the completion of her album in Hawaii. Sza referred to her sophomore album at the time as unisex and promised that it will contain tracks for all genders.