Thursday 14 February 2019

New Music: Lizzo - Cuz I Love You

When knocking out a soulful power ballad as dramatic as Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You* there’s always a risk that the whole thing could come across as ridiculously overblown. In less skilled hands this may well be the case, but when Lizzo sings it's dynamite: “Got you somethin’ from the liquor store, little bit of Lizzo and some more,” she tells us on the title track from her forthcoming album, an album which, for once, the ‘eagerly anticipated’ tag that music industry promotional people overly use is actually true. What with Boys, Juice and now Cuz I Love You (which  she wrote in 10 minutes with a bit of help from X Ambassadors) Lizzo’s new album due in April looks set to propel her to the stars.

On your own this Valentines Day? F*ck it, that’s fine, get a bottle of wine in and have this on repeat – how could you need anything else when you’ve got Lizzo singing Cuz I Love You?

*Footnote, for fans of 1970’s glam rock – no this isn’t a cover of the similarly titled but differently spelt Coz I Love You by Slade, which depending on your perspective is either a crying shame or another victory.

Lizzo - Cuz I Love You (Video)

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