Top Dawg Entertainment's singer-songwriter SZA made her Bonnaroo debut this weekend, and she couldn't have picked a better time. On the first day she arrived, her label mate, Kendrick Lamar, performed on the main stage before performing with Chance the Rapper alongside legendary soul-funk act Earth, Wind & Fire. Then, during her own performance, SZA debuted new music, brought out Chance, and became one of the few artists to perform an encore this year. (Bonnaroo's strict stage scheduling usually doesn't allow for encores, but an exception was made for SZA.)
After wrapping her set, she connected with Complex to talk about her upcoming projects (an EP and a full-length album), the songwriter that she's learning the most from these days, and what it feels like when hundreds of people in rural Tennessee come out for your set. Check it out.