CHBP Main Stage Capitol Hill
Sat July 20, 10:30 pm
Recommended by Leilani Polk
Lizzo is hot shit right now, and for one very important reason: Cuz I Love You, her righteously excellent third full-length. Its cuts range from satisfying to hell-fucking-yeah fist-pumping, ass-quaking, get-down-with-your-fine-self perfection, effortlessly cruising between pop, R&B, funk, hip-hop, and rock, often in a single track, and encompassing soulful torch songs and kiss-offs ("Cuz I Love You," "Jerome,"), dirty, slinky, Prince-channeling grooves ("Crybaby," "Lingerie"), good-time bops ("Juice"), and saucy club-bangers ("Tempo" with Missy Elliott, "Exactly How I Feel" featuring Gucci Mane). Check the deluxe edition for "Boys," "Water Me," and "Truth Hurts," the last prompting your best stank-face hip-shrug, like how you look before you're about to read a bitch. Lizzo sings, rhymes, and plays the flute with surprising athleticism. She is, quite simply, a badass.
Pike St & Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122