CTRL still holds a sentimental space in the lives of Black women who created their own versions of womanhood while listening to the album.
In CTRL, SZA never appears to have it all together and her indecisive emotions reflect the intensity of being in your twenties.
CTRL expanded my identity in so many ways... Unlike with Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu, I didn’t have to be a 'long skirt girlie' to be a fan of SZA’s music —but then again, I could be. Because the album was for everyone.