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Doja Cat is quickly proving she is one of the best up-and-coming artists. I’ve been a fan since her song “MOOO!” dropped. I instantly fell in love with her 2019 album “Hot Pink” because each track and lyrics were so fun to listen to. With the release of single “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA, we are heading into her new era which I’m so excited for.

From Ariana Grande to The Weeknd, Doja has collaborated with some of the best artists, and I was ecstatic when I heard that SZA was next. SZA is definitely an artist that I can’t get enough of. After the release of her 2017 album “Ctrl” and recent singles “Hit Different” and “Good Days,” I’m constantly waiting for more music from her. 

Doja’s music videos are either hits or misses for me. “Say So” was one of my favorites while “Rules” wasn’t appealing to me. However, the latest one did not disappoint. From the gorgeous lyrics to the divine feminine imagery, the duo has given us another hit. 

The video begins by showing an astronaut crash landing on “Planet Her.” He is given the task of simply observing and studying the planet while not engaging with the inhabitants. After traveling, he stumbles upon Doja and SZA, who are portrayed as deities. Similar to Eve, he is seduced by the duo which does not end well for him.

I honestly love everything about this science-fiction love story we watch unfold and seeing the two shown as goddesses is so empowering. The landscapes and cosmic visuals make me want to live on this perfect planet where men don’t seem to exist. I also really like all the outfits and makeup styles depicted throughout the video. 

In the end, it shows the astronaut held captive in a tank screaming for help with other men while Doja and SZA play a video game inspired by his journey. Honestly, that is what he gets for thinking he had a chance with the singers. 

Although the music video was perfect, the lyrics are what stand out the most. This playful song narrates how badly the two want love and attention from their partners; SZA unsurprisingly steals the show with her beautiful verse. 

This track is the first release of Doja’s rumored upcoming album, “Planet Her,” which is set to be released in 2021. According to NYLON magazine, Doja teased who might have features on the upcoming project by unfollowing everyone on Twitter except for selected artists back in January. Among the list were stars like Megan Thee Stallion, Saweetie and SZA. However, nothing has officially been confirmed. 

I can’t tell you how much I love this album title because I’m here for anything space-related and futuristic. In my book, Doja can really do no wrong and I know that whatever she releases will be amazing. Like a good single should, this track has me eager for more music from the “princess of rap.”

Rating: 9/10

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