Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Lizzo|Special

Special

Lizzo

Available in
logo Hi-Res
24-Bit 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

The only sad thing about Lizzo's fourth studio album is that it didn't come out weeks earlier to light up the summer even faster. "Hi motherfucker/ Did you miss me?" she leaps right in on opener "The Sign." Bouncy, sunny and glorious, it finds her touching on familiar themes: body empowerment ("I'm worth my weight"), self-confidence ("I'm still that bitch, yeah!"), dude problems ("I keep on writing these songs/ Because he keep on doing me wrong") and that one line everyone will be singing for the next year ("I got that 'oh hell no you can't get this at the store'—whoooooaaaa!"). Lizzo has called in a Who's Who of songwriters and producers to lend a hand, including mid-aughts superstar Max Martin for the title track, a blaze of R&B fire that encourages listeners to ignore the haters and remember: "In case nobody told you today/  You're special." A throw-pillow platitude for sure, but nobody pulls that off more believably than Lizzo. Gorgeous "If You Love Me" was written with English singer-songwriter Kid Harpoon, who also had a hand in Harry Styles' Harry's House—and honestly, the song wouldn't be out of place on that record, with its blending of soul and '70s Elton John vibes. On "Break Up Twice," Mark Ronson continues to traffic in retro glory, helping Lizzo channel both Dusty Springfield and Lauryn Hill—the singer borrows liberally from "Doo Wop (That Thing)"—and samples the suave "Private Number" by William Clay and Judy Bell. In fact, this is a fun record for playing "name that sample." A shout-out to her ladies, "Grrrls" nicks the carnival-like melody of the Beastie Boys' "Girls." "Naked" lifts the satiny smooth groove of Kool and the Gang's "Summer Madness." Layering on super funk bass, disco shimmer and—of course—a celebratory flute bridge, "About Damn Time" also weaves in a piano sample from "Hey DJ" by the World's Famous Supreme Team. It's a song made for roller-skating—and the carefree, self-assured lyrics might even convince you that's a good idea: "Oh, I'm not the girl I was or used to be/ Uh, bitch, I might be better." Soul-queen closer "Coldplay," meanwhile, puts an elfin spin on that band's "Yellow" and cribs the cool yacht-rock piano from "Sudden Death" by Quelle Chris & Chris Keys. Lizzo delves into some '80s fun, too: Hyper-beat "2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)" could be a workout anthem from that era, while "Everybody's Gay" is delicious dance-floor cheese á la Midnight Star. But go ahead and get ready to be sick of "Birthday Girl," because you're going to hear it so much for the next decade. It's pretty savvy to write a new spin on a happy-birthday song, even more so to make it just for the ladies, and brilliant to go staccato on the chorus—"Is it your birthday girl/ Let's celebrate it"—so anyone can sing along. © Shelly Ridenour/Qobuz

More info

Special

Lizzo

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 80 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this playlist and more than 80 million songs with our unlimited streaming plans.

From $10.83/month

1
The Sign Explicit
00:02:45

MANNY MARROQUIN, Mixer - Bill Malina, Engineer - Thomas Pridgen, Drums - Eric Frederic, Writer - Theron Makiel Thomas, Writer - Brandon Davis, A&R Direction - Michael Neil, Writer - Aryanna Platt, AAndRAdministrator - Ricky Reed, Producer, Programmer, A&R Direction - Lemar Guillary, Trombone, Horns Arranger - Lizzo, Vocals, MainArtist, ExecutiveProducer - Michelle Mancini, Masterer - Melissa "Lizzo" Jefferson, Writer - Phoelix, Producer, Programmer, Bass - Nate Mercereau, Guitar, Writer - Chad Gordon, AssistantEngineer - Patrick Kehrier, Engineer - Michael Cordone, Trumpet - Zach Pereyra, Assistant Mixer - Anthony Vilchis, Assistant Mixer - Trey Station, Assistant Mixer

© 2021 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2021 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation

2
About Damn Time Explicit
00:03:11

Victor Indrizzo, Drums, Percussion - MANNY MARROQUIN, Mixer - Stephen Hague, Writer - Bill Malina, Engineer - Larry Price, Writer - Ronald Larkins, Writer - Terrace Martin, Additional Production, Vocoder - Eric Frederic, Writer - Theron Makiel Thomas, Writer - James Kirk, AssistantEngineer - Ricky Reed, Producer, Glockenspiel, Guitar, Piano, Additional Vocals, Arrangement Horn, Bass, Synthesizer, Programming - Lizzo, Flute, Vocals, MainArtist - Melissa Jefferson, Writer - Jesse McGinty, Saxophone, Trombone - Michelle Mancini, Masterer - Nate Mercereau, Guitar - Patrick Kehrier, Engineer - Blake Slatkin, Producer, Additional Vocals, Writer, Programming - Michael Cordone, Trumpet - Shelbeniece Swain, Additional Vocals - Trey Pearce, AssistantEngineer - Myke Wright, Additional Vocals - Zach Pereyra, Assistant Mixer - Anthony Vilchis, Assistant Mixer - Trey Station, Assistant Mixer - Piéce Eatah, AssistantEngineer - CHAWNTA VAN, Additional Vocals - Doshiniq Green, Additional Vocals

© 2021 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2021 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation

3
Grrrls Explicit
00:02:01

Max Martin, Producer, Programmer, Writer, Instrumentation - Rick Rubin, Writer - Benjamin Levin, Writer - Benny Blanco, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, Programmer, Vocals, Instrumentation - Serban Ghenea, Mixer - Andrew Wansel, Writer - Ilya Salmanzadeh, Writer - Adam Keefe Horovitz, Writer - Pop Wansel, Producer, Programmer, Instrumentation - Theron Makiel Thomas, Writer - Ilya, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, Programmer, Instrumentation - Brandon Davis, A&R Direction - Aryanna Platt, AAndRAdministrator - Ricky Reed, A&R Direction - Lizzo, Vocals, MainArtist, ExecutiveProducer - Melissa Jefferson, Writer - Michelle Mancini, Masterer - Patrick Kehrier, Engineer - Blake Slatkin, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Writer, Instrumentation - Bryce Bordone, Assistant Mixer

© 2021 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2022 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation

4
2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)
00:03:07

Max Martin, Producer, Arranger, Drums, Guitar, Percussion, Programmer, Writer, Background Vocals, Bass - Savan Kotecha, Writer - Peter Svensson, Writer - Peter Karlsson, Drums, Guitar, Percussion - Serban Ghenea, Mixer - Johan Carlsson, Organ, Piano - Rickard Göransson, Guitar, Bass - Ilya Salmanzadeh, Writer - Ilya, Producer, Arranger, Drums, Guitar, Percussion, Programmer, Background Vocals, Bass - Brandon Davis, A&R Direction - Aryanna Platt, AAndRAdministrator - Ricky Reed, A&R Direction - Lizzo, Vocals, MainArtist, ExecutiveProducer - Michelle Mancini, Masterer - Melissa "Lizzo" Jefferson, Writer - Bryce Bordone, Assistant Mixer

© 2021 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2022 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation

5
I Love You Bitch Explicit
00:02:28

Mike Dean, Writer - Serban Ghenea, Mixer - Brandon Davis, A&R Direction - Joseph W. McVey, Writer - Aryanna Platt, AAndRAdministrator - Ricky Reed, A&R Direction - Lizzo, Vocals, MainArtist, ExecutiveProducer - Michelle Mancini, Masterer - Melissa "Lizzo" Jefferson, Writer - Omer Fedi, Producer, Writer - Jasper Harris, Piano - Patrick Kehrier, Recorded by - Blake Slatkin, Producer, Writer - Bryce Bordone, Assistant Mixer

© 2021 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2022 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation

6
Special Explicit
00:02:54

Max Martin, Producer, Programmer, Writer, Instrumentation, Vocal Production - Serban Ghenea, Mixer - Ian Kirkpatrick, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, Programmer, Writer, Instrumentation - Bill Malina, Engineer - Damien Lewis, Engineer - Andrew Wansel, Writer - Donald Hayes, Saxophone - Pop Wansel, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Instrumentation - Theron Makiel Thomas, Writer - Ilya, Additional Programmer - Brandon Davis, A&R Direction - Aryanna Platt, AAndRAdministrator - Ricky Reed, Programmer, Bass, A&R Direction - Lemar Guillary, Trombone, Horns Arranger - Daoud, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Programmer, Saxophone, Instrumentation, Rhodes Solo - Lizzo, Vocals, MainArtist, ExecutiveProducer - Michelle Mancini, Masterer - Melissa "Lizzo" Jefferson, Writer - Patrick Kehrier, Engineer - Michael Cordone, Trumpet - Bryce Bordone, MixingEngineer - Daoud Anthony, Writer

© 2021 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2022 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation

7
Break Up Twice
00:02:56

Larry Gold, Conductor, String Arranger - Mark Ronson, Producer, String Arranger, Keyboards, Writer - Thomas Brenneck, Writer - Booker T Jones, Writer - MANNY MARROQUIN, Mixer - Lauryn Hill, Writer - Jeff Chestek, Recorded by - Leon Michels, Keyboards, Writer - Nick Movshon, Writer, Bass - Emma Kummrow, Violin - Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Saxophone - Dave Guy, Trumpet - William Bell, Writer - Luigi Mazzocchi, Violin - Brandon Davis, A&R Direction - Jonathan Kim, Viola - Aryanna Platt, AAndRAdministrator - Ricky Reed, Mixer, Additional Production, A&R Direction - Lizzo, Vocals, MainArtist, ExecutiveProducer - Blake Espy, Violin - Tommy "TNT" Brenneck, Guitar - Michelle Mancini, Masterer - Melissa "Lizzo" Jefferson, Writer - Jens Jungkurth, Recorded by - Gared Crawford, Violin - Patrick Kehrier, Recorded by - Jacob Ferguson, Recorded by - Natasha Colkett, Violin - Yoshihiko Nakano, Viola - Zach Pereyra, Assistant Mixer - Anthony Vilchis, Assistant Mixer - Trey Station, Assistant Mixer - Chris Jesel, Violin - Raymond J Mason, Trombone

© 2021 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2022 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation

8
Everybody’s Gay
00:03:35

Victor Indrizzo, Drums, Percussion - James Johnson, Writer - MANNY MARROQUIN, Mixer - Ian Kirkpatrick, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, Programmer, Writer, Instrumentation - Bill Malina, Engineer - Damien Lewis, Engineer - Andrew Wansel, Writer - Thomas Pridgen, Drums - Donald Hayes, Saxophone - Eric Frederic, Writer - Pop Wansel, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Instrumentation - Theron Makiel Thomas, Writer - Brandon Davis, A&R Direction - Aryanna Platt, AAndRAdministrator - Ricky Reed, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Instrumentation, Bass, A&R Direction - Lemar Guillary, Trombone, Horns Arranger - Lizzo, Vocals, MainArtist, ExecutiveProducer - Michelle Mancini, Masterer - Melissa "Lizzo" Jefferson, Writer - Nate Mercereau, Guitar, Additional Production - Patrick Kehrier, Engineer - Michael Cordone, Trumpet - Zach Pereyra, Assistant Mixer - Anthony Vilchis, Assistant Mixer - Trey Station, Assistant Mixer

© 2021 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2022 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation

9
Naked
00:03:00

Dennis Ronald Thomas, Writer - Robert E. Bell, Writer - Alton Taylor, Writer - MANNY MARROQUIN, Mixer - Ronald Bell, Writer - Claydes Smith, Writer - Richard Westfield, Writer - Ian Kirkpatrick, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, Programmer, Writer, Instrumentation - Damien Lewis, Engineer - Andrew Wansel, Writer - George Melvin Brown, Writer - Eric Frederic, Writer - Robert Spike Mickens, Writer - Pop Wansel, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Instrumentation - Brandon Davis, A&R Direction - Aryanna Platt, AAndRAdministrator - Ricky Reed, Keyboards, Programmer, Instrumentation, A&R Direction, CoProducer - Emily Warren, Writer - Daoud, Guitar - Lizzo, Vocals, MainArtist, ExecutiveProducer - Michelle Mancini, Masterer - Melissa "Lizzo" Jefferson, Writer - Nate Mercereau, Guitar - Patrick Kehrier, Engineer - Daoud Anthony, Writer - Zach Pereyra, Assistant Mixer - Anthony Vilchis, Assistant Mixer - Trey Station, Assistant Mixer

© 2021 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2022 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation

10
Birthday Girl Explicit
00:03:07

Theron Thomas, Background Vocals - Jerry Hey, Horns Arranger - Andrew Hey, Horns Engineer - MANNY MARROQUIN, Mixer - Dan Higgins, Saxophone - Andy Martin, Trombone - Wayne Bergeron, Trumpet - Stefan Johnson, Engineer, Programmer, Writer, Instruments - Jordan Johnson, Keyboards - Theron Makiel Thomas, Writer - Brandon Davis, A&R Direction - Aryanna Platt, AAndRAdministrator - Ricky Reed, A&R Direction - Jeremy "Jboogs" Levin, ProductionCoordinator - David "Dsilb" Silberstein, ProductionCoordinator - Lizzo, Vocals, MainArtist, ExecutiveProducer - Jonathan Bellion, Writer, Background Vocals - The Monsters & Strangerz, Producer - Michelle Mancini, Masterer - Melissa "Lizzo" Jefferson, Writer - Jordan K. Johnson, Programmer, Writer, Instruments - Michael Pollack, Keyboards, Writer, Background Vocals - Patrick Kehrier, AssistantEngineer - Greg "G" Golterman, ProductionCoordinator - Zach Pereyra, Assistant Mixer - Anthony Vilchis, Assistant Mixer - Christian "C" Johnson, ProductionCoordinator - Trey Station, Assistant Mixer

© 2021 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2022 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation

11
If You Love Me
00:03:11

MANNY MARROQUIN, Mixer - Brandon Davis, A&R Direction - Aryanna Platt, AAndRAdministrator - Kid Harpoon, Producer, Piano, Writer, Drum Programmer, Synthesizer, Mellotron - Ricky Reed, A&R Direction - Lizzo, Vocals, MainArtist, ExecutiveProducer - Michelle Mancini, Masterer - Melissa "Lizzo" Jefferson, Writer - Nate Mercereau, Producer, Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Writer, Bass - Jeremy Hatcher, Engineer - Amy Allen, Writer - Patrick Kehrier, AssistantEngineer - Zach Pereyra, Assistant Mixer - Anthony Vilchis, Assistant Mixer - Trey Station, Assistant Mixer - Tom Peltier, AssistantEngineer - Nate Ramer, AssistantEngineer

© 2021 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2022 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation

12
Coldplay
00:02:55

Charlie Bisharat, Violin - MANNY MARROQUIN, Mixer - Chris Martin, Writer - Ray Chew, String Arranger - Guy Berryman, Writer - Will Champion, Writer - Jonny Buckland, Writer - Bill Malina, Engineer - Daphne Chen, Violin - Leah Katz, Viola - Melissa Reiner, Violin - Songa Lee, Violin - CHRIS WOODS, Viola - Radu Pieptea, Violin - Eric Frederic, Writer - Brandon Davis, A&R Direction - Chris Keys, Producer - Quelle Chris, Producer, Additional Vocals - Aryanna Platt, AAndRAdministrator - Richard Adkins, Violin - Ricky Reed, Producer, Programmer, A&R Direction - Lizzo, MainArtist, ExecutiveProducer - Ryan Cross, Cello - Michelle Mancini, Masterer - Melissa "Lizzo" Jefferson, Writer - Nate Mercereau, Writer - Jenny Takamatsu, Violin - Jarvis Benson, Viola - Ira Grylack, AssistantEngineer - Patrick Kehrier, Engineer - Jonah Sirota, Viola - Marissa Kuney, Violin - Zach Pereyra, Assistant Mixer - Anthony Vilchis, Assistant Mixer - Trey Station, Assistant Mixer - Jon Kubis, String Arranger - Adrianne Woods, Cello - Jaynell Grayson, Strings Contractor - Gavin “Quelle” Chris Tennille, Writer

© 2021 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2022 Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Recording Corporation

Album Description

The only sad thing about Lizzo's fourth studio album is that it didn't come out weeks earlier to light up the summer even faster. "Hi motherfucker/ Did you miss me?" she leaps right in on opener "The Sign." Bouncy, sunny and glorious, it finds her touching on familiar themes: body empowerment ("I'm worth my weight"), self-confidence ("I'm still that bitch, yeah!"), dude problems ("I keep on writing these songs/ Because he keep on doing me wrong") and that one line everyone will be singing for the next year ("I got that 'oh hell no you can't get this at the store'—whoooooaaaa!"). Lizzo has called in a Who's Who of songwriters and producers to lend a hand, including mid-aughts superstar Max Martin for the title track, a blaze of R&B fire that encourages listeners to ignore the haters and remember: "In case nobody told you today/  You're special." A throw-pillow platitude for sure, but nobody pulls that off more believably than Lizzo. Gorgeous "If You Love Me" was written with English singer-songwriter Kid Harpoon, who also had a hand in Harry Styles' Harry's House—and honestly, the song wouldn't be out of place on that record, with its blending of soul and '70s Elton John vibes. On "Break Up Twice," Mark Ronson continues to traffic in retro glory, helping Lizzo channel both Dusty Springfield and Lauryn Hill—the singer borrows liberally from "Doo Wop (That Thing)"—and samples the suave "Private Number" by William Clay and Judy Bell. In fact, this is a fun record for playing "name that sample." A shout-out to her ladies, "Grrrls" nicks the carnival-like melody of the Beastie Boys' "Girls." "Naked" lifts the satiny smooth groove of Kool and the Gang's "Summer Madness." Layering on super funk bass, disco shimmer and—of course—a celebratory flute bridge, "About Damn Time" also weaves in a piano sample from "Hey DJ" by the World's Famous Supreme Team. It's a song made for roller-skating—and the carefree, self-assured lyrics might even convince you that's a good idea: "Oh, I'm not the girl I was or used to be/ Uh, bitch, I might be better." Soul-queen closer "Coldplay," meanwhile, puts an elfin spin on that band's "Yellow" and cribs the cool yacht-rock piano from "Sudden Death" by Quelle Chris & Chris Keys. Lizzo delves into some '80s fun, too: Hyper-beat "2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)" could be a workout anthem from that era, while "Everybody's Gay" is delicious dance-floor cheese á la Midnight Star. But go ahead and get ready to be sick of "Birthday Girl," because you're going to hear it so much for the next decade. It's pretty savvy to write a new spin on a happy-birthday song, even more so to make it just for the ladies, and brilliant to go staccato on the chorus—"Is it your birthday girl/ Let's celebrate it"—so anyone can sing along. © Shelly Ridenour/Qobuz

About the album

Improve album information

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

To Pimp A Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar

To Pimp A Butterfly Kendrick Lamar

The Slow Rush

Tame Impala

The Slow Rush Tame Impala

Currents

Tame Impala

Currents Tame Impala

Currents

Tame Impala

Currents Tame Impala
More on Qobuz
By Lizzo

2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)

Lizzo

About Damn Time

Lizzo

Cuz I Love You

Lizzo

Rumors (feat. Cardi B)

Lizzo

Special

Lizzo

Special Lizzo

Playlists

You may also like...

Hold Me Closer

Elton John

Hold Me Closer Elton John

Left and Right (Feat. Jung Kook of BTS)

Charlie Puth

30

Adele

30 Adele

The Bridge

Sting

The Bridge Sting

Random Access Memories

Daft Punk

In your panoramas...
The 1000 Faces of Bowie

David Bowie, star and genius, never stopped reinventing himself throughout his fascinating, shape-shifting musical career. A unique case in the history of rock.

Joni Mitchell : the Blue Period

An immaculate masterpiece of 70's folk, “Blue” hasn't aged a day since its release in June 1971. But why are today’s artists still so fascinated by this fourth, intimate album by the Canadian singer-songwriter ?

Paul McCartney in 10 Solo Albums

With 60 gold records, Paul McCartney is one of the most gifted songwriters in the history of pop music. Now that he’s approaching his 80th birthday (after 60 years of writing hit after hit), Qobuz looks back on his post-Beatles years, exploring his huge discography and highlighting the top 10 essential albums.

In the news...