CMU Approved

Approved: Lizzo – Humanize

By | Published on Thursday 15 October 2015


Lizzo’s debut album ‘Lizzobangers’ was a bold and brilliant rap album, a record that saw an artist confidently pushing forward her own distinct voice. With equal confidence, Lizzo’s second long player sees her abandon all that to see if she might have another voice she could use. And it turns out that, yes, she does.

When talking about ‘Humanize’, taken from the forthcoming ‘Big GRRRL Small World’ (out on 11 Dec), Lizzo explains that the shift from rapping to singing represents where she was born, raised and now lives, Detroit, Houston and Minneapolis respectively.

“I knew I could flow because of Houston, and I knew that I could eventually learn to sing and convey a message and catch the spirit because of Detroit”, she explains. “But to be able to know the boundaries and break the boundaries of my musicality – that’s all Minneapolis. Because Minneapolis, the people, the artists that live here, they definitely don’t follow by the rules. They make new rules and they make new normals. It’s inspiring”.

Listen to ‘Humanize’ here: