SZA's ‘SOS' cover was influenced by the Princess Diana
With her new album SOS out now, SZA discusses the inspiration behind the cover. While recently talking to Hot 97, SZA disclosed that the photo was inspired by the Princess of Wales, Diana, who took the original photo while on a trip to Portofino, Italy, in 1997.
“Originally I was supposed to be on top of a shipping barge, but in the references that I pulled for that, I pulled the Diana reference,” SZA explained. “Because I just loved how she isolated she felt, and that was what I wanted to convey the most.”
SZA also talked about how she secured the features on her latest album. “DMs and, like, begging people,” SZA revealed. “Sometimes people turn in their verses and sometimes they don't.” She added, “And a lot of people just like did not turn in their verses, but I'm grateful for who did.”