Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic recording artist Lizzo announces the release of her highly anticipated major label debut. “COCONUT OIL” drops via all DSPs and streaming services on Friday, October 7th.
“COCONUT OIL” is available now for pre-order, featuring the tracks “Good As Hell” and “Phone,” the audio for which premiered this morning via NOISEY. The track is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
Lizzo will celebrate “COCONUT OIL” with a range of upcoming live dates, including a headline “Red Bull Sound Selects” performance with openers Joey Purp and Jamila Woods, set to rock Chicago, IL’s Chop Shop/1st Ward on September 23rd. The upcoming schedule also includes eagerly awaited sets at next month’s Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX, set for Sunday, October 2nd and Sunday, October 9th, including a slot with LL Cool J at Stubbs! For complete tour details and ticket information, please visit www.lizzomusic.com/tour.
Lizzo officially made her label debut earlier this year with “Good As Hell,” featured on Atlantic Records’ recent “BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK).” The track – available now at all DSPs and streaming services – received online love from a range of national outlets. “A slickly crafted piece of retro, self-loving lyricism,” declared SPIN, “meshes everything (Lizzo) does best into one powerful package.” Rolling Stone hailed “Good As Hell” as “a euphoric hip-hop soul throwback,” noting, “Lizzo makes a trip to the beauty shop sound like the best party in town.” “God bless Lizzo,” declared NOISEY. “The Minneapolis-based queen knows how to knock out a party anthem, a song with personal-political grit, and yeah she can do a scrape yourself off the floor, fuck you I’m fine break up song too.” “Instantly intriguing and exciting,” raved the Boston Globe, “(Lizzo’s) combination of overwhelming enthusiasm, deep musical knowledge, and infectious confidence mesh together into songs that are simultaneously personal and universal – and incredibly catchy, to boot.”
Lizzo marked the arrival of “Good As Hell,” with a sizzling live performance on the nationally syndicated The Real. The Minneapolis-based no-genre hip hop star will also be among the hosts of MTV’s eagerly awaited new music series, Wonderland, which premiered yesterday September 15th, having just recently lit up the small screen as host of MTV’s 2016 Video Music Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show.
Widely acclaimed for her powerhouse vocal skills and equally potent lyrical message, Lizzo has spent much of the past year on the road, headlining shows in Los Angeles, New York City, and London, while also lighting up such top music festivals as SXSW, Hangout Music Festival, Boston Calling, St. Paul, MN’s SoundSet Music Festival, Paris, FR’s Afropunk Fest, and Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Consequence of Sound noted how Lizzo’s “fun, amped-up, pro-lady hip-hop brought some serious energy to the (Boston Calling) crowd,” while B-Sides heralded the Hangout Music Festival set by declaring her to be “fierce, tough, and really fun to dance to.” The Houston Press summed it up best: “(Lizzo’s) set was amazing – part Beyoncé, part Tina Turner, all attitude!”
Lizzo made her stellar solo debut in 2013 with “LIZZOBANGERS,” earning international applause from such mainstream media outlets as Time, which named Lizzo to its “14 Bands and Artists To Watch” list, hailing her as “an inventive and outside-the-box emcee.” “BIG GRRRL SMALL WORLD” followed in 2015, affirming Lizzo as an iconic contemporary rapper and hip hop force of nature. Recorded at Justin Vernon of Bon Iver’s April Base Studios in Fall Creek, WI, the album was named one of SPIN‘s “50 Best Hip Hop Albums of 2015” after earning praise around the planet. “There’s a power about both the music and Lizzo herself that pulls the listener breathlessly along,” raved The Guardian. Additionally, Lizzo made a number of high profile appearances supporting “BIG GRRRL SMALL WORLD,” highlighted by a spectacular rendition of the album’s “Ain’t I” on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
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