Released: April 19, 2019
Though it’s technically her third studio album, Cuz I Love You is the first to be produced by a major label and catapulted her into fame with its body-positive and feminist messages.
Lizzo combines many genres on this album and finds a perfect match for each. Her pop heavy and dance ready “Juice” is all about loving yourself. The R&B “Jerome” is a fantastic takedown of an ex-lover. And, the Missy Elliott-feature “Tempo” blends trap and rap for the perfect song to get down to at the club.
Throughout the album, Lizzo is unapologetic and says what’s on her mind. She talks about strong women – naming several in “Like a Girl” – and having the knowledge that you need to love yourself before you can love someone else. Her lyrics are exactly what’s needed to inspire.
Final say: I love Lizzo. ★★★★★