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Listen: SZA’s new song “Moodring”

on July 08, 2014, 4:25pm

CoSigned alt R&B singer SZA released her entertaining debut album, Z, back in April. Already, though, she’s releasing new music, contributing a brand new track to a forthcoming mixtape from Brooklyn DJ/producer Kitty Cash.

“Moodring” definitely offers something new to SZA’s canon: While her lush and fragile croon serves as the core, there’s a certain sense of playfulness and enthusiasm to Felix Snow’s soundscape of dream pop guitars, shimmery haze, and repetitive percussion. Just file this one under “club music” for the alt-leaning enthusiast.

“I wrote ‘Moodring’ the night I opened for Coldplay,” SZA told Billboard. “I hadn’t slept in two and half days due to anxiety. After the show, I drank every bottle of champagne Chris Martin [and] the band gave us that night, with Thundercat and my band. Great fucking time.”

Listen in below:

Cash’s Love The Free Vol. II is due out July 22nd. In addition to SZA, it features contributions from Dev Hynes, Bipolar Sunshine, Yuna, Empress Of, Rainy Milo, and many more.