Cuz I Love You marks the Minneapolis genre-hoping pop artist’s debut on Nice Life/Atlantic Records. It’s her third full-length overall following 2013’s Lizzobangers and 2015’s Big GRRRL Small World. It was first previewed with the smash single “Juice”, which received a pair of incredible music videos. Other early singles included the title track and the Missy Elliott-featuring “Tempo”.
Lizzo has often described the record as “if Aretha Franklin made a rap album.” It spreads across pop, rap, and R&B, with the polymath’s flute skills also on display. It’s also full of empowering messages, covering everything from feminism to body positivity. But to as Lizzo herself said in an Allure cover story, those labels aren’t movements to her — they’re just her:
“The body-positive movement is the body-positive movement, and we high five. We’re parallel. But my movement is my movement. When all the dust has settled on the groundbreaking-ness, I’m going to still be doing this. I’m not going to suddenly change. I’m going to still be telling my life story through music. And if that’s body positive to you, amen. That’s feminist to you, amen. If that’s pro-black to you, amen. Because ma’am, I’m all of those things.”
Listen to the powerful new record below.
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Cuz I Love You Tracklist:
01. Cuz I Love You
02. Like a Girl
06. Cry Baby
07. Tempo (feat. Missy Elliott)
08. Exactly How I Feel (feat. Gucci Mane)
09. Better in Color
10. Heaven Help Me