Never one to conceal her feelings, SZA serves up more emotional realness on her latest song, “Quicksand.”
Much like current CTRL single “Supermodel” -- which she recently spoke about with MTV News -- “Quicksand” is a frustrated airing-out of SZA’s insecurities in a relationship. “So hard to love / Darling, you make it too hard to trust / You keep running from me / I'm scared of love,” she sings over upbeat, brassy, ‘70s-inspired production.
“Quicksand” was released as part of the new soundtrack for Issa Rae’s HBO series Insecure, but it could’ve easily slipped into the CTRL tracklist. After all, it’s a classic SZA confessional: an over-analysis of a relationship that finds her slowly spiraling as the song clicks along. And in the words of Insecure’s Issa, it’s hella good.
Arriving ahead of the Season 2 finale this Sunday (September 10), the Insecure soundtrack also features contributions from Bryson Tiller, Jazmine Sullivan, Buddy, Lion Babe, Jorja Smith, and more.