Listen to SZA’s New Song ‘Quicksand’ from the ‘Insecure’ Soundtrack

SZA is truly the gift that keeps on giving. The breakout star has released a new track called “Quicksand.”

On the song, SZA is contemplating diving into the deep in of love with her unreliable love interest for fear of getting hurt in the end.

“I’m scared of love / And you’re hard to trust / Why you runnin’ from me? / I’m backing up, make it difficult for me / Don’t wanna be scared of love,” she sings.

The alt-rock meets modern R&B jam appears on the second season soundtrack of HBO’s hit show Insecure, which will air its 45-minute finale on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 11pm. This is not the first time SZA and Insecure star and creator Issa Rae have worked together. SZA’s Ctrl cut “Supermodel” was featured on one of the earlier episodes this season.

Stream The Insecure: Music from the HBO Series, Season 2 soundtrack below in full.

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Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige and others Win at 49th NAACP Image Awards

The winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced on Monday night during the live broadcast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, which aired on TV One.

The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson and opened with a powerful moment in support of #TIMESUP featuring Angela Robinson, Kerry Washington, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe and Tracee Ellis Ross. There was a live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Terrence J with special correspondent, Tanika Ray.

Among the winners were R&B acts SZA (Outstanding New Artist), Bruno Mars (Outstanding Male Artist, Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album, Outstanding Song) and Mary J. Blige (Outstanding Female Artist). R&B legend Charlie Wilson was honored with the Music Makes a Difference Award.

Kali Uchis Releases New Single ‘After the Storm’

Kali Uchis New Single

Kali Uchis has just released her new single “After the Storm.”

On the soulful single, which features rapper Tyler, The Creator and funk legend Bootsy Collins, Uchis expresses hope for a better tomorrow, and suggest other do the same.

The sun’ll come out / Nothing good ever comes easy / I know times are rough / But winners don’t quit / So don’t you give up / The sun’ll come out / But we’ve been struggling endless days / Someday we’ll find the love / ‘Cause after the storm’s / When the flowers bloom,” she sings.

The BADBADNOTGOOD-produced single is the third offering from Uchis’ upcoming debut album Fool’s Paradise, which is slated for a Spring releases. Previously released singles include Nuestro Planeta featuring Reykon and the sensual summer stunner “Tyrant,” which features British R&B singer Jorja Smith.

You can catch Kali Uchis as a featured act alongside Jhené Aiko on Lana Del Rey’s LA to the Moon Tour, which runs through mid February. You can purchase tickets here.

Stream “After The Storm” featuring Tyler, The Creator and Bootsy Collins below.

Justine Skye Takes Us to ‘Heaven’ on New Song

Justine Skye is keeping the train moving with the release of her new song “Heaven.”

On the Charles Henshaw and Fred Ball-penned track, the 22-year-old songstress has finally met someone that has changed her life for the better.

“You got me feeling like I’m finally here / But it’s no wonder you gon’ leave me hurt / ‘Cause you make me feel like heaven all the time / All the time, all the time, all the time, yeah/I always feel like I’m forsaken / With you I feel saved, yeah / My heart has always hit the pavement / I’ve never been a saint but maybe that’ll change,” she sings.

“Heaven” is the fifth track release ahead of Skye’s debut album Ultraviolet, which is due January 19. Other single releases include “U Don’t Know” featuring WizKid, “Back For More” featuring Jeremih, “Don’t Think About It” and “Goodlove.”

Stream “Heaven” below.

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