It’s about damn time.
Nearly three years since her last album, Lizzo returns with her fourth studio album Special. In addition to the chart-topping hit “About Damn Time” and the Beastie Boys-sampled “Grrrls,” the 12-track set includes songs like “I Love You Bitch,” “Everybody’s Gay,” “Naked,” and the soon-to-be anthem “Birthday Girl.”
She samples Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” on the Mark Ronson-produced “Break Up Twice” and pays tribute to Coldplay on the aptly-titled closer, which borrows from the British band’s 2000 hit “Yellow.”
“I think love is the heart of this album. I think everything I’ve been doing prior to Special was in pursuit of love. And it was like, Cuz I Love You was an almost autobiographical album about who I want to be,” Lizzo told Apple Music. “Special is almost a celebration of who I am right now, it’s very present. And I think the only place love can really exist is in the present.”
Lizzo will bring Special to a city near you on her “Special Tour” with Latto, which kicks off Sept. 23 in Sunrise, Fla.