[LP Review] Lizzo’s Puts on a Sonic Self Exclusive Party That Is Impossible to Not Motivate and Effectuate
Sometimes an album can baffle you so distinctively, my ears can’t believe how debilitating this Cuz I love You album by Lizzo is and that coming from me is not overhype or any hype for that matter. Any album that is boosting the element of self-esteem with a continuum of ingenuity & intention is a Gold contender in my opinion. For her newest collection Cuz I Love You, it just magnetizes its way in the lane of Classics for the long haul of it all. This is the first album that Lizzo releases under a major label deal although she is by far not a rookie in this industry as she dropped her debut studio album Lizzobangers in October of 2013 under Total Gross National Product. Due to the fact that she is now signed to Atlantic, it’s definitely hard to miss the commercial presence of Cuz I Love You and Lizzo herself. In interviews on popular television shows & hit radio stations the singer can be seen being herself for the most part which is how you know you’re getting the authentic version of the musician Lizzo on her latest album. Those are the best albums when you know that it’s not fakery and that the person that is behind the act aren’t putting on a front. When you think about it discovering an authentic layer of an artist on the project platformed by a major label is just the beginning part, for the music to be moving enough to touch you in a way where you’ll kind of never forget it is a separate ballgame. Somehow (though it should come as no surprise, due to verifiable potential in her discography) Lizzo creatively packs this combination into a 1, 2 knockout album. Maybe this just shows us that this is one Pop, R&B/Soul artist that we surely can gain a lot from, whether it's soundtracking amazing experiences we have in our lives, to a therapeutic and physiological upliftment
An Undeniable Self-Esteem Amplifier
Each person is unique in their own way and that can be conducive for habitual negative thinking which can lead even worse things in many areas streaming from just that alone. Lets take the song “Soulmate” as the all time perfect example for how Cuz I Love You counters this with the anthemic lyrics “Cuz I’m my own soulmate, I know how to love me, I know that I’m going to always hold me down, Yeah I’m my own soulmate, no I’m never lonely, I know I’m a Queen but I don’t need no crown (Look up in the mirror like ‘Damn she the one’.” Now I sincerely felt that expression in a facet of ways more importantly because sometimes pedestals can be a bit annoying, predictive, and intimidating. Yes but out of nowhere in peculiar climate for Queens/ Icons / Legends (of the entertainment industry) having to show and prove for a continuum reign status, Cuz I Love You is an album Lizzo intended to exemplify what can happen when you can just toss your ego and pride out the window freeing yourself of the attachment tangible proofs of your Royal worth. The truth is, it’s okay to love yourself and a lot of us can second guess the power behind truly feeling this, Lizzo sings “If she never tell me to exercise, we always get extra fries and you know the sex is fire and I gotta testify, I get flowers every Sunday (I’m a marry me one day).”
A Classic Yet Modern Slap
This album is a serious rare ride, you just don’t get the combinations of a hefty artistic appetite, a bad bitch mentality, mean beats and musical productions, high energy anthems, from someone that society has historically conditioned as, not good enough because of their weight and size. Odds being defied is nothing new in these modern times we live in today and that is what's so fitting about Lizzo in which she sings “It ain’t my fault that I’m that I’m out here getting loose, gotta blame on the Goose, gotta blame it on my juice, baby,” in the song “Juice” Everything about what Lizzo’s act gives would have seemed so wrong and hated back in the days when women had to be such creatures that they just aren’t these days. Now a day’s woman fight back, they don’t roll with the punches of the inequalities of sexism, they know their worth and they are very powerful. Woman are in all kinds of positions in great numbers in areas that use to be highly male-dominated. I’m not saying they weren’t capable of all these things back in the old days but there would certainly be various dangers that would reward this kind of self-worshiping energy from women. Especially if it was through a medium with the potentiality of brainwashing or conditioning a nation’s worth of other woman/feminists who could express themselves just as freely too. Cuz I Love You doesn’t just slap because its what woman do now days when they’re not having something. The music actually slaps production wise and for me, this isn’t just any album sonically as I shockingly met the term of on the ballistic track “Juice”. It’s very interesting to see that this is what we can interpret as the Lizzo effect - on this amazing album, because literally - you don’t see curvy woman dropping projects with music that sounds like it’s everywhere in a small-time frame.
Independence & Estrogen Continues to Run the World
In my mind ever since the mainstream media’s full embrace of Beyonce’s “Run The World” there has been an everlasting gleam in the music world, on the essentialities of woman and the leadership forward void has continued to be filled ever since. The opening lyrics to the ballistic feministic “Like A Girl” where Lizzo sings “Woke up feeling like I just might run for President”, just gives you a small taste of how unlimited this fireball of a singer/ rapper thinks in terms of what she can accomplish. There’s something to having that girlfriend that truly believes that she can do anything, that feels like shes apart of a global take over as she sings in her lyrics “If you fight like a girl and you cry like a girl (do your thing run the whole damn world) If you feel like a girl then you real like a girl).” Lizzo has so much freshness about her and I say this because everything she says is nothing you’d expect to fly out her mouth, and she does so unapologetically and with no shame. That’s something that you can respect about an artist because you have labels and business managerial types that try to fit the artists into molds, into a place where they progressively shut down layers of their authentic selves for the sake of sales and public impression. There’s more magic to the scenario when that artist can manage the ultimate juggling balance of it all. This is a trait that many of the booming and popular music artist have in common now days. They don’t try to please so much by what they say or don’t say and as far as eggshells go, they can beautifully tiptoe over those.
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