As summer 2019 is ending all too quickly, it’s hard not to notice the amazing music that many artists have released recently. It wouldn’t be a surprise if you’ve heard a Lizzo song at a pool party or summer barbecue over the past few months. Many black female artists have been dominating the charts, with both confidence and empowerment for listeners.
First, let’s talk Lizzo. Although she emerged into popularity in 2019, Lizzo’s hit single ‘Truth Hurts,’ initially released back in 2017. Lizzo’s music reflects themes of self-acceptance and empowerment. It’s no doubt the single that earned her an initial spot on the top of the charts is ridden with lyrics of enthusiastic self-love and positivity, beginning with the now-famous words: “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% THAT bitch”
Her sole album, entitled ‘Cuz I Love You,’ features other popular hits like, ‘Tempo’ featuring Missy Elliot, and ‘Juice.’ Reactions to her music has been positive, hyping up her message of self-love and confidence.
Ironically enough, I was talking about Lizzo with my friend the other day. She said, “I was about to not workout because I was sad, then I watched Lizzo’s tiny’s desk concert, and her motivation got me to get up and go workout.”
Lizzo’s message of self-love has got my friends hyped up and moving, working and focusing on themselves.
“If you can love me, you can love yourself,” she announces from the tiny desk.