- 15 Apr 22
Lizzo's new album Special is out July 15th (via Nice Life/Atlantic), following 2019's Cuz I Love You.
Lizzo has released a brand new music video for new single 'About Damn Time', taken from her forthcoming fourth album Special.
It marks her first single since sharing 'Rumors' (featuring Cardi B) last year, and follows on from 2019's breakout hit album Cuz I Love You - which spawned hits like 'Truth Hurts' and 'Good as Hell'.
Lizzo said that she "made the song of the summer with 'About Damn Time,' " adding: "I'm in my bag, and my bag is music. I'm good at music. It's what I do."
The three-time Grammy winner has also announced that Special is out on July 15th (via Nice Life/Atlantic).
In the Christian Breslauer–directed video, 33-year-old Lizzo flees a “Stressed & Sexy” support group in a video that features an office building with light-up disco flooring and a scene where she plays flute while standing atop the water in a swimming pool.
In a new interview with Zane Lowe, Lizzo chatted about the inspiration behind 'About Damn Time.'
“‘About Damn Time’ can lead into so many conversations,” she said. “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.”
“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 added.
This weekend, Lizzo will work double duty as both the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. She made her SNL debut in December 2019 during an episode hosted by Eddie Murphy.
Speaking about her new LP Special, the rapper, singer and flautist remarked:
"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," she told Lowe.
"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," Lizzo continued. "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."
"I feel like the album is an incredible body of music, which was super important to me. I wanted to create good f---ing music that actually was cohesive, and meaningful, and rich and lush," she added of Special as a whole. "It could be a grower, it could be a shower. I don't care, it's good. Once people discover it, it's going to make them feel good and them know what's up."
Check out the video for 'About Damn Time' below: