SZA is putting together new music for the re-release.
After hinting at a deluxe edition release of Ctrl in August, SZA has confirmed (via a rep from RCA) that a revamped version of her debut album is on its way, according to Pitchfork. SZA also shared details of the upcoming release in a tweet Saturday afternoon. When a fan asked if she would include the unreleased verse of "Love Galore" she teased in October on the deluxe edition, the TDE singer responded with "Yah got about 6 bonus tracks so far 🤔 we got room ta add." The Ctrl deluxe edition does not yet have a release date.
SZA spoke of new music she was working on in an October interview with the Los Angeles Times. "I'm making an album with Tame Impala and Mark Ronson," she said. The quote followed a performance at Governor's Ball in which Tame Impala's Kevin Parker and Ronson debuted an unreleased collaboration with SZA. At the time, Ronson told Stereogum that the song was "one of eight or so new songs he and the Tame Impala frontman have collaborated on, though the rest do not yet have vocalists attached." It is unclear if any of the material SZA has worked on with Ronson and Parker will be included on the deluxe release of Ctrl.
In December, SZA's TDE labelmate Kendrick Lamar released a collector's edition of his 2017 album DAMN. The album did not feature any additional music, instead, it flipped the tracklist to satisfy the reversible narrative of the album. SZA and Kendrick recently collaborated on "All The Stars," a single from Black Panther: The Album; the soundtrack to the hit Marvel film curated by Kendrick and TDE founder Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith.