SZA has reached the last stop on her sensational arena tour with two final shows at Los Angeles’ The Forum on March 22 and 23.
According to Billboard, on Wednesday, March 22, SZA delivered one of the most compelling and detailed live shows in recent memory — and with the energy and conviction of opening night.
The outlet says she did so with a star-studded crowd watching, which included everyone from Justin and Hailey Bieber to Adele and Kim Kardashian (who earlier in the day revealed a new “SZA for SKIMS” campaign) and many more.
“It’s hard to pinpoint what aspect of SZA’s show is most impressive, and that’s likely what makes it so strong.
“Throughout the near 90-minute set, the chart-topper served a series of looks with the speed of a quick-change artist (the set seemed to shift just as rapidly), performed intricate and interpretative choreography, sailed over the crowd in a lifeboat and all the while perfectly blended her two albums — CTRL and SOS — into one cohesive setlist that guided her introspective story from one act to the next,” Billboard writes.
From the moment the show began, it continues, — with SZA recreating the SOS album art — it was clear that water was just as much a main character as she. As such, it became a metaphor throughout, mirroring the rocky waves that too often accompany love or one’s career (particularly in the music industry) but ultimately proving an artist like SZA can survive any storm.
And so she goes on to “Broken Clocks,” “All the Stars,” “Garden (Say It Like Dat),” “Low,” “Supermodel” and “Nobody Gets Me.”
But there is more, SZA returns to the stage and performs the Grammy-awarded Doja Cat hit “Kiss Me More,” on which she features, and soon after “Kill Bill,” comes along then “I Hate U” and “The Weekend”.
SZA, the outlet writes, pulls off a final quick change for her one-song encore, the melodic “Good Days,” which she performs much like how she started the show, with her feet dangling over a ledge. And just like that, a screen descends that reads “The End” written in stars, followed by rolling credits that begin with, in all caps: CREATIVE DIRECTION BY SOLANA ROWE.