Doja Cat and SZA have one question: Can you “Kiss Me More?”
They dropped their first-ever collaboration on Friday (April 9), which is the first taste of the Doja’s upcoming third album Planet Her, due this summer.
SZA interviewed Doja for the surreal 3D cover of V Magazinein March, in which the former described “Kiss Me More” as “a different strut” in terms of the song’s sound as the latter described what genres she’s more drawn to — “the house, disco, vintage-y essences—that’s where my heart kind of lies.”
The slinky, sensual jam will definitely be a summer playlist staple with its groovy bass line harkening back to Doja’s career-first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 “Say So” and its playful lyrics about spelling out one’s name on the inside of a lover’s mouth (“Boy, you write your name, I can do the same/ Oh, I love the taste, la-la-la-la-la,” Doja whispers in the post-chorus before switching into a full-on pop sing-a-long chant, “All on my tongue, I want it!”) Meanwhile, SZA knows her worth and asserts that she deserves better and all their friends even know it when she croons, “All your ni—s say that you lost without me/ All my bi—es feel like I dodged it, don’t need.”
The 25-year-old rapper has scored some of the biggest hits of her career with other female artists, including her breakthrough Hot 100 chart-topping “Say So” remix with Nicki Minaj, her “34+35” hit with Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion that peaked at No. 2 on the chart, and her steadily climbing “Best Friend” collab with Saweetie that’s currently sitting at No. 17 this week (chart dated April 10).