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Special by Lizzo



Release Date: Jul 15, 2022

Genre(s): Rap

Record label: Atlantic


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Album Review: Special by Lizzo

Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

Exclaim - 70
Based on rating 7/10

The music video for "About Damn Time," the infectious and glimmering lead single from Lizzo's fourth studio album, Special, opens on a group therapy session entitled "Stressed and Sexy Support Group. " In her over-the-top way, the overarching theme of the song (and video) provides the ethos of the 12 songs that make up the album: yes, there are a lot of things to be stressed about, but you should never lose sight of your own power and sexiness. Throughout Special, Lizzo revisits and expands upon what have become her signature lyrical themes of self-love and care, intimacy, and friendship, themes she has explored across her previous studio albums, culminating in 2019's acclaimed, star-making major-label debut, Cuz I Love You.

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The Line of Best Fit - 60
Based on rating 6/10

"Truth Hurts", a Twitter-joke-packed standalone single released in 2017, leaped onto the Billboard Hot 100 after being featured in the Netflix rom-com Someone Great. It continued its domination all the way up to the chart's peak, positioning itself there for seven weeks, even stringing along the 2016 song "Good As Hell" - similarly goofy - up to No. 3.

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