The radio started playing, “Why men great ‘til they gotta be great?” Almost instantaneously, my head perked up, my skin began to glow. I pulled over and checked the car dashboard. What was this song called? “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo. Save. The harmony went on, “You tried to break my heart? / Oh, that breaks my heart/ That you thought you ever had it/ no you ain’t from the start.” It was like an orgasm to my ears: the tune, the lyrics, the song!
Power to women! Finally, a song I can relate to. It’s distinctive, empowering to women, relatable, honest, motivational, and inspirational. When I got home, I decided to do some research on this artist.
Lizzo is a R&B and Hip-Hop focused singer and rapper who also happens to act and play the flute. Ok, I’m already obsessed! With songs released as early as 2013, there are thankfully a lot of opportunities to hear Lizzo’s music. But her most recent and most popular singles are titled, “Juice,” “Good as Hell,” and “Tempo.” And trust me, they are just as good.
This badass queen is on the rise and working hard. She’s currently on a UK and Europe tour for her 2019 studio album, “Cuz I love You.” She’ll be seen shining in her bling on stage with powerful resonance. So, keep an eye out! Her music can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and of course, the radio! I don’t know about you, but I’m downloading them all.
By Savanah Butler
Photo: ALBUM COVER