“Persuasive” is out via TDE/Capitol: Stream

This week marks the first collaboration of Top Dawg Entertainment’s female powerhouses as Tampa breakout artist Doechii, and multi-platinum Grammy winner SZA, unveil their hypnotizing new version of “Persuasive.”

“I created “Persuasive” to uplift people and bring communities together, so having SZA jump on the song was a perfect fit because I’ve always connected with others over her music,” says Doechii. “Knowing that SZA is with TDE was what originally got me most excited about being on this label, so now that we have a song together it’s a full-circle moment. She really ATE! This collaboration is everything I always imagined it to be.”

The upbeat R&B anthem showcases the newcomer’s impressive ability to relay complex emotions, fluttering feelings, and immaculate vibes through her singular vocal performances. The addition of SZA to “Persuasive,” an ode to the perfect high, makes the song even more intoxicating.

On the heavenly remix, Doechii unveils her signature half-rapped, half-sung flow. “Feel like I feel like I needed rest, feel it’s the season I should let go,” the 23-year-old spits over skittering beats and rave-ready hi-hats. “And that’s the reason Ima buy more, feel it’s the season I should fly solo.” SZA then slides across the track with her relaxed energy and effortless cool, magnifying the breeziness of “Persuasive.”

July’s MTV Push artist, Doechii’s name has soared recently due to unrivaled TV performances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and the BET Awards, which earned a rave review from Vulture. In addition, the 2022 XXL Freshman Doechii announced she’ll drop her upcoming EP ‘she / her / black bitch’ on August 5, 2022.

Doechii has dominated the internet since the release of her unwaveringly original EPs—2020’s Oh the Places You’ll Go, featuring the viral smash “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake,” and 2021’s BRA-LESS. This new release continues a hot streak for Doechii following the brazen “Bitch I’m Nice” and rebellious “Crazy.” Now, SZA jumps into the fold of the rising hit to create an irresistible version of “Persuasive.” Singing alongside one of her label’s most distinguished stars, Doechii more than holds her own—proving she has an unparalleled voice all her own.

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