Zendaya Hints at Potentially Releasing New Music When the Timing Is ‘Right’

Zendaya’s acting career has been on an upward trajectory for the last decade, but the star has multiple talents. She can also sing, and released her self-titled debut studio album in 2013. But, Zendaya explained on Friday’s episode of The Jennifer Hudson Show, that she’s been waiting for the “right timing” to return to her music career. There’s been no sign of a second album...yet.

“I love music, and it’s something that’s been special to me,” the Challengers actress told Jennifer Hudson. “I think being in the music industry, maybe it, it didn’t kill the joy of music, but it’s when you put music and business together. Sometimes it cannot feel so good.”

Zendaya performed at Coachella in 2023, singing with Labrinth to “I’m Tired” and “All for Us,” both of which were featured on HBO’s Euphoria. The moment was very well-received by the audience and fans went wild over clips on social media. She responded to the love in a tweet, writing, “I stepped away from music quite a while ago, for a number of reasons, but I still really love it, so the kindness and support I’ve received the past few days just for a little tiny toe dip back into some music means the absolute world to me..thanks<3.”

Talking about the Labrinth appearance with Hudson, Zendaya said she refused the suggestion she perform at first.

“He asked me if I wanted to come out and perform and immediately I was like, ‘Oh, absolutely not.’ I was like ‘I can’t do that,’” she said, adding that she was worried about “stage fright.”

“I have bad memories of performing live when I was a kid,” Zendaya continued, but said she “can’t run from this forever.”

“You know, I think if the right timing and it came, because I like creating it for myself, but if there was a moment, maybe I would, you know, put out a little something,” she teased. “Don’t get crazy! We’ll see, but maybe one day.”

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