The Audacy Listening Party with Lizzo: A 'Special' look at her new album

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By Audacy
We’re incredibly blessed to be joined by Lizzo today to celebrate the release of her brand new album, Special, with an Audacy Listening Party hosted by Julia dedicated to all of the new songs and many stories that inspired her latest effort.

“I think self-love is a journey; I think love is a journey. Relationships are work and it’s not a destination,” Lizzo adds. “You don’t just get there and you’re like ‘everything’s great.’ We’ve all been through it; you live and you learn. You have good days and bad days, and this was just one of those days where I was like, ‘What am I gonna do?!!’”

The record’s title track, “Special,” she feels, “is a love letter, it really is! I feel like this whole album is a love letter, in parts, to different people; my friends, my family, my mmMmm, myself, the world, my fans -- the Lizzbians. ‘Everybody’s Gay,’ haven’t you heard the song? -- and so, ‘Special’ I think summed it up beautifully. Like, in case nobody told you today, you’re special.”

“I needed it,” Lizzo admits. “I wrote it when I needed it the most. I dropped ‘Rumors’ and had received a lot of, you know, mean comments on the Internet. I was like, ‘whoa!’ I’ve never been, post- “Truth Hurts” Lizzo, exposed to that kind of trolling. It’s OK, girl I signed up for it, I’m famous. It’s all good. But I wrote the song to help myself so that maybe others can help themselves when they’re feeling it… This song is like a suit of armor you can put on to remind yourself how ‘Special’ and amazing you are.”

Don't forget, Lizzo is coming to a city near you on her Special Tour kicking off on September 23 in Sunrise, FL, and running through November 18 in Los Angeles! Latto will be performing as the supporting act throughout the trek.
Get in the mood now with all of Lizzo’s faves, personally programmed and hand-selected featuring the tracks that the "Turth Hurts" singer constantly has on repeat. From Chole X Halle hits to Drake deep cuts, Lizzo Loves You offers a wide variety of music that has consistently inspired the GRAMMY-winning artist. Only on Audacy!

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