SZA Sends Out An "SOS" On Our Weekly "R&B Season" Playlist

The TDE songstress connected with Don Toliver, Travis Scott, and more on her new album.

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Last Sunday's R&B Season playlist update was all about Emotional Oranges and their "Let Me Go" single. This weekend, we're letting SZA send out an SOS on our weekly roundup of new tracks.

The first three slots were reserved for the Top Dawg Entertainment artist. Firstly, we have "Open Arms" featuring Travis Scott, which follows the pair's ultra-popular "Love Galore" link-up on her debut album.

Next, we have a solo title, "Low," followed by "Used" with another Cactus Jack superstar, Don Toliver. On the former, SZA sings, "If you see me out in public, you don't know me, keep it silent / In the bedroom, I be screamin', but outside, I keep it quiet."

From the deluxe cut of Lucky Daye's Candydrip project, we have "Apply Pressure." As per usual, the R&B superstar's voice sounds as magical as ever.

Emotional Oranges gets love from us once again with with "Slide All Night" song. It appears on their The Juice: Vol. III project alongside previously released titles like "Bounce" and "Make Me Wanna."

Ari Lennox is keeping the Christmas cheer in full swing with her cover of "My Favorite Things." After that, SZA's "Ghost in the Machine" with Phoebe Bridgers will satisfy your ears.

Following his own successful This Is What I Mean album, Stormzy is assisting Bree Runway on "PICK YOUR POISON."

Our final selection from SOS is "Blind," which boasts production from Rob Bisel, Carter Lang, Yuli, and Will Miller. "It's so embarrassing / All of the love I seek living inside of me / I can't see, I'm blind," her voice rings out across the chorus.

Other noteworthy arrivals to captivate the world of R&B this weekend include "Fell Asleep" by Che Ecru and "How Many" from Ryan Destiny.

Check it all out exclusively on Spotify below. Additionally, if you need more new releases to stream, find our Fire Emoji playlist update here.

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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.