SZA Discusses How Mushrooms Helped Her Overcome ‘CTRL’ Writers Block

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Last week, SZA was on a non-stop promotional run in New York City for her major debut album, CTRL. From doing multiple performances and media appearances around town, the 20-something year-old songwriter made her way to Billboard Magazine to touch on the project.

Surprisingly, the ghost hit-maker would have writers block of her own, struggling to create songs for her debut masterpiece. The garden state beauty went to share a rare story on a hiking trip with some hallucinogens that changed her writers block. While in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservatory in Los Angeles, she said, “I heard everything singing to me, from the grass and flowers to the little leaves. I was tripped out, crying. It removed that fear barrier.

The next day, I felt free — I couldn’t fail.” Since the 2015 experience, she helped curate hit-singles for both Rihanna and Travis Scott, then blessed the world with one of the year’s best project’s in 2017.

Read more from the interview over at Billboard.

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