“I can’t recall the last time I took advice from anyone,” is the way SZA begins her entrancing new single “Babylon.” Her last words? “Crucify me.” In between, she gracefully emits breathy sighs that suggest she doesn’t need anybody’s advice over a gurgling, ominous beat from DJ Dahi, who’s done work for her TDE brethren Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q as well as Drake’s “Worst Behavior.” (Apparently Mac Miller helped too.) SZA co-directed the clothes-removing, water-submerging video with APLUSFILMZ. Immerse yourself in it below.
SZA’s #Z EP is out 4/8 via TDE.