Lana is coming soon. SZA teased the upcoming deluxe version of her chart-topping 2022 album, SOS, with a cover art series posted on Instagram Sunday (Dec. 10).
Though she didn’t announce a release date, SZA revealed six different images with the caption “LANA.” The singer-songwriter, whose real name is Solána Rowe, confirmed that Lana is the title of a deluxe release in September.
“So the deluxe is like a whole ‘nother album, and it’s called Lana. It’s seven to 10 songs, and it’ll be out this fall,” SZA said at New York’s Brooklyn Navy Yard at an event on Sept. 8 (via a fan-captured video from the show).
Fans are speculating that the images feature a clue that Lana could arrive on Dec. 15. The singer is wearing a jersey with the number “15” in three of the photos.
On Sunday, SZA also looked back on SOS a year after its release.
“a day late but Happy 1 year anniversary to an album that is ACTIVELY CHANGING MY LIFE .. like rn currently changing my life,” she wrote on Instagram. “I haven’t processed this year AT ALL cause it’s still happening .. this is beyond my wildest dreams . I never imagined we’d accomplish a fraction of the accolades that came from this .. it often doesn’t feel real and it’s funny cause I swore I’d know what to do if it ever happened . turns out I I froze .. I know the perils of drinking the koolaid so I won’t dabble in that .. but I have to express the immense GRATITUDE I have for every person that made this possible . Every person that’s been apart of this journey. Thank you to GOD and to my incredible TEAM and My FAMILY . My ancestors . Thank you to every person that streamed this album ,came to a show , blasted it in traffic and connected w ANY part of me . To everyone that continues to believe in me and be patient w me as I figure it all out . your my driving force . I love you.”
SOS debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in December 2022, and the album had a non-consecutive 10-week run atop the chart. SZA is the leader in nominations for the 2024 Grammys, with nine nods — including each of the “Big Three” categories: album for SOS, and record and song of the year for her Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Kill Bill.”
See her new Lana posts below.