SZA Is More Than The First Lady Of TDE. She’s An R&B Superstar (Video)
SZA recently released the official music video for her single “Supermodel” from her album Ctrl. Co-written by Pharrell Williams, the track speaks on SZA’s struggles during a bad break-up and lack of self-confidence. She even questions the motives of her ex not accepting her flaws and how he could favor women that she feels are more beautiful (in her eyes).
During the hook she says, “Leave me lonely for prettier women / You know I need too much attention / For sh*t like that/ You know you wrong for sh*t like that / I could be your supermodel if you believe / If you see it in me / See it in me / See it in me / I don’t see myself / Why I can’t stay alone by myself? / Wish I was comfortable just with myself / But I need you / But I need you / But I need you.
Director Nabil has previously directed the visuals for “Love Galore,” Mike WiLL Made It’s “Perfect Pint,” and TDE affiliate Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA.” The heartbreaking message behind the lyrics of “Supermodel” becomes an optical theme of revenge being fun and sexy.
While being taunted with snickers and laughs by the male lead, the singer is invited to travel down a wooded path by children that are fairies. As they sprinkle her with the magical dust, SZA struts past the troll of the forest to execute retaliation on the male lead. After being tied to a basketball pole, she transforms his laughs into tears as she shoots fireworks from her fingers while the fairies cheer her on. The visual illustrates the result of people treating love as a game, until someone gets hurt.