SZA might just kill her ex… On Wednesday night, Apple will release a new episode of its Apple Music Live concert series, and this time SZA is taking the reins of it SOS tour stop in New York City. Rolling Stone has an exclusive preview of his “Kill Bill” performance.
SZA's full performance premieres Wednesday at 10pm ET on Apple Music and Apple TV+ and will be available on demand on Apple Music and Apple TV+.
“SZA is one of the most streamed artists in 2023 with just her second full-length album, so we're thrilled to have her SOS Tour as part of our 2023 Apple Music Live season,” said Global Head of Hip Hop and R&B at Apple Music. Ebro Darden said in a statement. “The show is, of course, amazing, as is your music, your songwriting and your desire to give us fans so much amazing content this year.”
SZA spoke with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 about how New York City is often “not a welcoming crowd.”
“(They're) super annoying, I don't know what's going on, but they're very likely to leave you blank,” she said. “Night One was probably the worst crowd I've had so far at this stage, and I was like, 'Oh my God.' So by the second night, I was at war with my body. It was like, 'OK, I'm not here to have fun. I'm here to prove a point.'”
The new presentation takes place several days later Rolling Stone classified SOS — featuring songs like “F2F,” “Seek & Destroy,” and “Snooze” — as the number one album of 2023. “SZA seamlessly contorts disparate genres around her raw emotion and gifted verbiage with the sense of control she craved in their first album,” said a review of the LP.
SZA joins a long list of musicians who have lent their performance skills to Apple Music Live this year, including Ed Sheeran, Brent Faiyaz, Burna, Boy and, most recently, Peso Pluma, who wrapped up their first U.S. tour in Anaheim.