It has been a long time coming, but it has been well worth the wait. Five years removed from her debut album, SZA has shared the cover for her sophomore studio album, S.O.S. The featured photo places the chart-topping artist at the end of a long board hanging over the ocean as she dons a hockey jersey and Timbs. In many ways, it resembles an iconic photo of the late Princess Diana taken in 1997.
As previously mentioned, SZA released her debut album, Ctrl, in 2017. Clocking in at just under 50 minutes, the project included memorable tracks like “Broken Clocks,” “Drew Barrymore” and “Supermodel” featuring Pharrell. The project earned SZA a “Best New Artist” nod at the Grammy Awards and a place on Rolling Stone’s list of the top 500 albums of all time.
In the five years that have passed since CTRL arrived, the New Jersey native has released solo work less frequently, but she has been far from absent. She’s collaborated with the likes of Summer Walker, Justin Timberlake and Ty Dolla $ign while continuing to release loosies here and there.
Recently, SZA has geared up for the release of S.O.S. by dropping a video with LaKeith Stanfield and hinting at a December release date. The exact date is still unknown, but it appears that only a matter of weeks stand between her fans and the big release. Until then, check out the album’s cover below.