“Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat (ft. Sza)
“Kiss Me More” is a song in which the vocalists are addressing their romantic interests, using language which perhaps you wouldn’t want the kids to hear. In other words, there’s quite a few references to sex and a certain female body part using NSFW slang.
But oddly enough, this isn’t necessarily what we would refer to as a bedroom fun song. Rather the choruses actually center on the concept of heavy tongue kissing. Yes, Doja Cat does seemingly imply in her verse what just about any adult knows, that such activity can in fact lead to sex. But it is really Sza’s verse which kinda saves the song from reading like a softcore adult themed movie.
In Sza’s solo stanza she is actually addressing an ex, i.e. a former lover who has now, apparently to his chagrin, been denied her body. And what she is doing is basically detailing all of the reasons she ain’t f**king with him like that anymore more.
Or rather, let’s say that in the aftermath of them parting ways, she doesn’t seem to have any regrets. But that being established, the underlying implication would be something like if he shapes up, he may once again gain access to a special part of her body “like holy grail”. And within the context it is used, we have to presume is a good thing.
Meanwhile Doja, as expected, is a bit more action-oriented. She doesn’t appear to have any beef whatsoever with her addressee. However, she does kinda insinuate that he is more or less a sex object in her eyes, all the way down to receiving “hundreds” – obviously a reference to money – from her.
And in the pre-chorus, she seems to attribute herself being hot, if you will, to her youth (with Doja being 25 years old at the time). So it would appear, all lyrics considered, that at this particular point in her life, sex is something which Doja Cat takes very seriously.
All in all
So it’s obvious that this song is not about one linear subject. But as far as its main intent as illustrated by the hook, it is, once again, based on the female vocalist encouraging the male addressee to ‘kiss her more’ in a hot and heavy way. Indeed it’s almost as if Doja Cat and Sza take their sexual aspirations back to the days of high school, so to speak.
Release of “Kiss Me More”
The release date of this track is 9 April 2021. It is a product of RCA Records and Kemosabe Records. And it serves as the lead single from Doja Cat’s third album, “Planet Her”.
The first time this track was teased, in a roundabout way, was during early-January 2021. And the first time the song was called out by name was a couple of months later on 5 March, when Doja was actually interviewed by Sza. Doja went on to further tease the track, via its unconventional cover art, on 8 April, the day before its official release.
As we have already noted that Doja Cat is 25 years old as of the dropping of “Kiss Me More”, for the record Sza is concurrently 30.
Production and Writing
The producers of “Kiss Me More” are Rogét Chahayed and regular Doja Cat collaborator, Yeti Beats. And they are both also given songwriting credit alongside Carter Lang, Tizhimself, Doja, Sza and Kemosabe Records’ label boss Dr. Luke. And just to note, Doja Cat is concurrently signed to Kemosabe.
Doja Cat is a hip-hop artist from L.A. who her traces her professional career beginnings back to a SoundCloud account she established in 2012.
In the years that followed, after making a name for herself, she’s dealt with her fair share of controversy. But still, at the time of the release of this track, she is considered to be one of the premiere African-American vocalists in the game. This became so primarily via the success of her 2020 single “Say So“, which (alongside a Nicki Minaj feature) topped the Billboard Hot 100 in mid-2020.
And her sophomore album, 2019’s “Hot Pink”, broke the top 10 of the Billboard 200 and was recognized globally.
Meanwhile Sza, who hails from St. Louis, also became a professional in 2012 via an EP she self-released entitled See.SZA.Run. Between then and the release of this track, she has only come out with one full-length, 2017’s Control. Yet that project was a notable success, topping Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, reaching number 3 on the Billboard 200 and being certified platinum by the RIAA in 2020.
And her biggest hits to date have both been collaborations, “All the Stars” (2018) with Top Dawg labelmate Kendrick Lamar and “What Lovers Do” (2017) as a feature of Maroon 5’s.