TDE's first lady, SZA, lived up to the crazy levels of hype that came with her signing with her great Z EP, and since that dropped in April, she's kept her reign going strong by touring and dropping a few one-off tracks. "Sobriety" is the latest of those, and it was produced by a team consisting of Chris Calor, Cody, LoveDragon, TDE gun-for-hire Sounwave and bass virtuoso Thundercat (whose indelible riffs you can hear on the tail end of Kendrick Lamar's "i").
A break up track that gives us some relief by also being rather blunted, "Sobriety" features SZA concluding with a surprisingly uplifting couplet: “I’ma be fine anyway, I’ma be cool, I’ma keep calm, I’ma be right anyway / Better than you, better than her.”
The xanax makes me trip
I still ain't got no whip
I still ain't no friends
At least I got my family
Bullshit, my daddy still can't stand me