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Music Musings: SZA Keeps Us Going Through ‘The Weekend’

SURPRISE!!

You were probably expecting an angry post about today’s big news… about how the Republican-led Congress has delivered¬†its massive tax giveaway and healthcare destruction bill to President Trump, just in time for the holidays ūüėÄ

Trust me, there will be plenty of time to discuss all of that.¬† But on days like today, I think it’s better for our collective mental and emotional health to conserve our energies, and hit some music.

A favorite artists that has helped me to cope as of late?¬† R&B phenomenon SZA.¬† 2017 has been the breakout year for this artist, with her debut studio album CTRL hitting number one on the Billboard R&B chart.¬† As captivating as her music is for it’s innovative soundscape, songs like The Weekend have also drawn their share of discussion and even controversy.¬† Written from the perspective of a woman having to share a man that is already in another relationship, the work has often been referred to as a “sidechick anthem”, though SZA herself clarifies to say it is not.¬† In any case, the discussion has been vigorous, so interpret for yourself… ..

My man is my man is your man
Her, this her man too
My man is my man is your man
Her, that’s her man
Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
I just keep him satisfied through the weekend
You’re like 9 to 5, I’m the weekend
Make him lose his mind every weekend
You take Wednesday, Thursday
Then just send him my way
Think I got it covered for the weekend

Much like the way Republicans in Congress tend to treat their constituents, one has to wonder if today’s tax giveaways serve as proof that the American People are the GOP’s ‘sidechick’, while the real people they’re working for are those mega-rich donors??

Oh, wait… did I just go back into the tax bill again?¬† Well, anyway… here’s an epic performance from SZA.