Speaking to Vogue at the 2022 Met Gala, the “Good Days” songstress was asked what made her drop “I Hate U” out of the blue. “I put it on SoundCloud because I wanted a reason to be pressure-free,” she explains, adding that she didn’t want the added stress on top of her new album. “My album is finally ready to go, more than I’ve ever felt like before. So this summer, it will be a SZA summer.” Back in April, the artist shared to Variety that she completed the record in Hawaii and described it as her “most unisex project yet.”
Stay tuned while we wait for the singer to reveal the release date of her upcoming album.