St. Louis born SZA is planning for an early retirement. During an interview with Flaunt, the artist, who isn’t even 30 years old yet, said that her next album will be her second and her last. Though her debut LP CTRL is certified platinum, a lengthy music career may not be what SZA wants.
“I’m still miserable,” she told the outlet. “My world got so much smaller so fast. I have so much to write about. I feel like I’m in a cage. 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.” “God didn’t give me the Grammys, because he knows I would have quit, like ‘I have nothing else to do,’” she added.
According to Flaunt, the “Drew Barrymore” singer made the statement with a grin, implying that she may not be too serious. Still, just in case SZA actually bows out of the industry following her sophomore album, she’s make sure it’s a good one. The artist revealed that she’s working on her inner self, tackling her insecurities and depression, before starting on her next project.
“To be woefully insecure is an expression of selfishness, because you think everything is about you,” she says. “You’re now interpreting everybody’s movements and thoughts in the room as a worst-case scenario based on you, which is low-key crazy and highly egoic. It’s really based on self-esteem and the fact that you don’t think you’re good enough. It’s just twisted. I started to feel worse about myself for behaving that way.”
For more: Read the full article over at Flaunt.