SZA laments lost love and being misunderstood in moody new single and video for Nobody Gets Me
SZA has shared the new music video for her recent single Nobody Gets Me. The three-minute clip is shot completely in black and white, and comes courtesy of director Bradley J. Calder. The music video follows the SZA as she sings soulfully atop an inner-city building, offering stunning urban scenery as she croons over lost love and forgiveness. Check out the music video for Nobody Gets Me below.
Nobody Gets Me sees SZA lament not being understood by a new lover, singing of “only lik[ing] myself when I’m with you.” The track marks the latest single to be lifted from S.O.S, SZA’s highly anticipated sophomore album which was released on December 9. The album arrived some five years after the singer’s debut project, Ctrl, and spawned fellow singles Good Days, I Hate U and Shirt, all of which were likewise accompanied by music videos.
S.O.S encompasses a 23-song tracklist, and includes collaborations with the likes of Travis Scott, Phoebe Bridgers, Don Toliver and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, the last of whom features with a freestyle verse on the album’s final song. In the days prior to its release, SZA revealed that she had initially planned to enlist more collaborators, but numerous artists didn’t submit their verses on time. Doja Cat and The Weeknd were rumoured to feature on the album before the tracklist was released.
In 2020, SZA called out her record label for delaying the release of S.O.S in a series of since-deleted Tweets. The singer said that Top Dawg Entertainment, home to fellow signees Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q, was a source of “hostility”, and particularly mentioned the label’s executive Terrence “Punch” Henderson. More recently, SZA was named alongside FKA Twigs and Jack Harlow on Time Magazine’s ‘2022 Next List’, and featured on Post Malone’s album Hollywood’s Bleeding.