Bumbershoot

SZA

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2:00pm Saturday 8/30

Fountain Lawn Stage

Electro-soulstress SZA envelops you entirely upon first listen. Wrapped in suburban innocence, the Maplewood, New Jersey native laces her music with traces of seductive allure. It’s the subtleties that make a difference — the floral imagery, the small touches on her production, her concise yet intense songwriting. “I was raised on a lot of John Coltrane, Satchmo, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, and Björk with an adult obsession of all things Wu-Tang,” says SZA. ” When I write, I usually let the beat saturate my mood and head space; that determines every scene and set design for any song. The rest is all secondary.”

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