Not even Donald Glover could convince SZA that “Love Galore” was a banger

The singer says she had trouble accepting the quality of her single, despite a million copies sold.

Photographer Cara Stricker
February 28, 2018
Not even Donald Glover could convince SZA that “Love Galore” was a banger

SZA is open about her struggles with self-confidence in the singer's new FADER cover story. But the singer also revealed a friend who tried to gas her up after her Ctrl single "Love Galore" was certified platinum: Donald Glover. “I think when ‘Love Galore’ went platinum, Donald [Glover] texted me like, ‘Do you still think it sucks?’ And I was like, ‘I dunno.’”

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Ctrl was released after a two-year delay, when SZA's label Top Dawg Entertainment confiscated her hard drive of songs she said she kept changed. But when Ctrl became a critical and commercial success, she told The FADER she was forced to reevaluate how she felt. “I didn’t even fuck with my own album, so I was so confused and almost, like, angry that everyone fucked with it so much,” she said. “It meant everything I felt about myself was wrong. And it was just like, If that’s not the truth, then what is the truth?”

Not even Donald Glover could convince SZA that “Love Galore” was a banger