Lizzo Announces New Album, ‘Special’, Shares New Single
Lizzo has announced her fourth album, Special, set for release on 15 July on Nice Life/Atlantic. Special can be pre-ordered here. The singer has also shared her new single, About Damn Time, complete with a Christian Breslauer-directed video.
Lizzo, who is also set to host and be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend, gave some context around About Damn Time and Special to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. “I’m made the song of the summer with About Damn Time. I’m in my bag, and my bag is music. I’m good at music. It’s what I do.
About Damn Time can lead into so many conversations. It’s about damn time I feel better, it’s about damn time we get out this pandemic. It’s about damn time we to get the first black female Supreme Court Justice. There’s so many things. It’s about damn time we popped the champagne. It’s about damn time the tequila got here.”
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Lizzo went on to discuss Special, “I think that the music really is going to speak for itself. I’m writing songs about love from every direction, and I hope that I can turn a little bit of the fear that’s been running rampant in this world, energetically into love. That’s the point. I had a lot of fear, and I had to do the work on myself, and this music is some of that work in turning that fear into love. I hope that when people listen to this album, it makes their day just a little bit better, a little bit more filled with love.”
Lizzo’s last album, Cuz I Love You, came out in 2019. Her new TV series Watch Out For The Big Grrrls premiered last month as part of an exclusive deal with Amazon Studios.