SZA surprise fans with the release of a new song titled “Hit Different” featuring Ty Dola $ign along with an accompanying music video. The single arrives after a long wait for new original music from the singer. Since 2017 she has also released collaborations with Justin Timberlake, DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, and Kendrick Lamar. In visuals, she is seen romping around a junkyard in a neon orange ensemble. She is also seen lounging with a small menagerie of farm animals. She dresses down in tie-dye coordinates. She dances in a baby blue look and ends the video with stunning, beaded braids. Before the release of her new song, she gave a hint before the song was dropped by sharing a still of herself from the video. This made her fans riled up.
Ty Dolla $ign first solo
This is her first solo since 2017. “Hit different when I’m sitting here alone all by myself,” Ty Dolla $ign sings. “Hit different when I think you might be with somebody else.” “All that I know is/It was inside me,” Sza Sikily sings. The song and the video came after the singer recently voiced her frustrations about her new music delayed.
Interaction with fans
While interacting with fans on Twitter, she implied that Top Dawg Entertainment and TDE head Terrence “Punch” Henderson were the cause of the delay, as Cosmopolitan reports. The fan Twitter exchange helped spawn the #FreeSZA hashtag, which trended. However, she seemed to walk back the situation the next day, writing, “Don’t nobody need to free me. Lmao, I’ve not held hostage nor is my music!! Men Punch is disagreeing he’s never steered me wrong and I trust God’s timing. I love y’all.”