Lizzo has announced a new album.
The 33-year-old pop star – who rose to global fame with her third studio album and major label debut ‘Cuz I Love You’ in 2019 – is set to release her fourth album ‘Special’ later this year.
Alongside an image of the black and white album cover, Lizzo wrote on Instagram, “SPECIAL. THE ALBUM. JULY 15TH.”
The Grammy Award-winning star made the announcement just hours after the music video for the first single and brand new song “About Damn Time” was released, and claimed that the new song and album could “lead to so many conversations” in a post-pandemic world proclaiming that she had made the “song of the summer”.
She says: “[My music] can lead to so many conversations. It’s high time I felt better, it’s high time we got out of this pandemic. There are so many things. It’s high time we popped the champagne. It’s high time the tequila arrived. I did the song of the summer with ‘About Damn Time’. I’m in my bag, and my bag is music. I’m good at music. That’s what I do.”
The ‘Truth Hurts’ singer – whose real name is Melissa Jefferson – went on to explain that her new musical era will “speak for itself” and that in writing it, she wanted to turn her “fear into love”.
Speaking to Zane Lowe on ‘New Music Daily’ on Apple Music 1, she said: “I think the music will really speak for itself. I write songs about love from all directions, and hopefully I can turn some of the fear that was rampant in this world, energetically into love. That’s the point. I had a lot of fear, and I had to do the work on myself, and this music is part of that work to turn that fear into love.”
“Special” is set to be released on July 15, 2022.