SZA shares some insight on her writing contributions to Nicki Minaj and Beyonce's "Feelin' Myself".
Writing credits can tell you a lot about the people involved in the conception of a song, but they unfortunately can't tell you who contributed what. Scanning the liner notes of The Pinkprint revealed plenty of songwriting from Ester Dean, but the most surprising name came up on "Feelin' Myself", Solana Rowe, AKA TDE's resident R&B artist, SZA.
Listening to the song, the singer's contributions certainly don't jump out at you, and while it seemed we may never get the full details of SZA's role in the making of the track, she opened up about it in a recent interview with Sway's Universe.
“Yeah, I wrote parts of that,” she said of "Feelin Myself". “A nice chunk of that [laughs]. I’m on the credits, so I think it’s really interesting. It was dope meeting Beyoncé. She’s tight. She’s perfect actually.
The Top Dawg Singer then spoke of how she became involved in the song in the first place. While her descriptions are rather vague, it seems she may have written a few parts for the beat with Hit-Boy, some of which (likely Beyonce's hook, and Nicki's sung bridge) were carried over to the final version. “Literally like on God it was something I could never explain to anyone", she said. "The call just got put in and then I arrived [laughs], I have no idea. Hit-Boy produced and I wrote the lyrics, so Nicki [Minaj] and Beyoncé are singing some of the things that I wrote to it. But [Hit-Boy] and I just work really well together, like we vibe together just because he’s such a cool kid. He’s not pretentious at all, for as accomplished as he is he’s just super welcoming and drinks like chocolate milk all day, honestly the nicest kid.”
SZA is currently working on her upcoming studio album, A. Look out for it in 2015.