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Lizzo - Cuz I Love You: Album review

You may not have heard the name ‘Lizzo’, but you have most probably heard her track ‘Juice’.

It’s a funk-fuelled delight of a track - like a hip-hop version of ‘Uptown Funk’ (but even better in my opinion).

This is the first full-length debut album from the lady who packs a punch.

Lizzo. Image provided by Pomona PR (13869818)
Lizzo. Image provided by Pomona PR (13869818)

Her phenomenal voice opens with the track ‘Cuz I Love You’. She sings with real emotion over a ‘big band’ sound. You could imagine you are listening to a soulful lounge singer - but she definitely commands you to pay attention.

There are some real gems on here, with other stand outs, alongside ‘Juice’, being ‘Better in Colour’. Oh yes, the lady can sing.

In ‘Heaven Help Me’ she sings over a soulful piano part that takes on a gospel-style feel with Lizzo even calling out ‘Can I get an Amen!’

She is sure to be a huge star and has a duet on here with Missy Elliott and rapper Gucci Mane. Lizzo made quite an impression when she appeared at Glastonbury recently.

Don’t think it’s just a hip hop album - it’s funk, pop and soul combined - and it’s brilliant!

(Be aware that some of the language is not suitable for younger listeners.)

The album is out now.

Reviewed by Zoe Myall


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