Lizzo Announces New Album “Special”, Shares New Song “About Damn Time”
- American rapper Lizzo announced her fourth studio album “Special” would be released on July 15, 2022.
From the album, she released a new song “About Damn Time” along with a music video.
She teased the song on The Late Late Show with James Corden back in March.
The track was written by Blake Slatkin, Eric Frederic, Larry Price, Malcolm Mclaren, Melissa Jefferson, Ronald Larkins, Stephen Hague and Theron Makiel Thomas.
Produced by Blake Slatkin and Ricky Reed. The video was directed by Christian Breslauer.
“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, Lizzo told Apple Music's Zane Lowe about the song. “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.”
She continued, “I have to give props to Ricky [Reed] and Blake Slatkin. I was in my diva bag on this one, because I thought I was done with my album, Zane. I was like, “I'm done, no more songs.” Then they were like, “Yo, we think we got something,” and I was like, “I ain't coming to the studio unless it's a hit.” They played a track, I heard the track, and I was like, “I'll be there in 10 minutes.” You know what I'm saying? When I got there, the idea is disco was revolutionary for a lot of people, disco and funk. This was intentionally disco, funk, something to walk to coming out of this dark time. This was intentional, the genre of music.”
The new album comprises 13-track. She said of the album, “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.”
She will appear on Saturday Night Live on April 16, 2022.
- source : Apple Music