Happy Humpday Everyone! As some of you may know, it is Soul Music Wednesday! I truly believe soul music provides a spiritual experience for both the listener and vocalist alike. On Wednesdays, I like to share a featured love song and give my feedback on the record. Some of the songs will be old classics and others will be new favorites.
The song featured today is “Drew Barrymore” by SZA. The song was written by Solana Rowe, Carter Lang, Tyran Donaldson,, Terrence Henderson, and Macie Stewart. and produced by Carter Lang and Scum. It was released in January of 2017. Here is a link to the song below…
“Drew Barrymore” is the first single from SZA’s highly anticipated and critically acclaimed album Ctrl. The lyrical and productive value on the song is truly wonderful. The music video for the record was released on June 20, 2017, and even featured an appearance from Drew Barrymore herself. SZA also performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live, to which Barrymore responded with love.
I personally love the Ctrl album, and have been playing it non stop since it was released. and the song “Drew Barrymore” discusses an issue many people face in love and relationships. The lyrics speak of her being in a physical relationship with a man that does not want to settle down with her. She even apologizes for her shortcomings, all the while knowing she does not need to be in this relationship anymore. Oftentimes people can find themselves in situations that they know will not lead to anything long term, but choose to stay for reasons they may or may not be able to even understand. Also, physical pleasure or fear of being alone can cloud your judgement and cause you to question or forget your worth. I applaud SZA for her honesty and transparency on not only this record, but the entire album as a whole. It can be very difficult to admit your faults, but SZA is able to do so in a way that is relatable and a pleasure to listen to.