«Good Days» is SZA’s first top ten solo single, coming in at number nine. The album was released on 25 December 2020, but the singer began teasing it as early as July. In her music video for «Hit Different», she featured a sample of the new album. The track was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 22nd, just three days shy of its release date. It is currently a digital fireball, but it may soon reach a peak with a music video and a Frank Ocean remix.
SZA and Lang began working on «Good Days» two years ago. After completing an a capella, Lang began recording additional instrumental parts around SZA’s voice. They created an intro, outro, and bridge. While the song focuses on moving forward, it can also be about finding happiness in the present moment. While SZA’s current situation is challenging, she is confident that «good days» are just around the corner.
SZA’s «Good Days» has received mixed reviews from music critics. Its lyric is not as catchy as her songs — «Give It to Me» is the more popular song on the album. SZA’s song has also been featured on the Billboard Global 200, the Official Charts Company, the Official Singles Chart, and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs — Year-End 2021.