Lizzo - "Juice"
In June we will be featuring all LGBTQ+ artists in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month
As a queer artist she’s new on the scene and still cagey about labels, but this song is undeniable. The Minneapolis rapper/flutist/meme legend continues her winning streak of sing-songy, funk-heavy rap with her latest single "Juice" and yet another meme-worthy music video to match.
"The juice ain't worth the squeeze if the juice don't look like this," Lizzo sings in the second verse. If we can muster up even a few drops of her fresh-squeezed, self-loving braggadocio to carry us all the way through the year, we should be all right.
“Juice” is a banger of a track, a summer dance hit if there ever was one, but released in January to help us heat up the winter. “If I’m shiny, everybody gonna shine” is my new political mantra, by the way! Glow up and bring your crew along! Community positivity. Her songs are always empowering and fun, and this track is no exception. And of course, that video! If you ever looked to Nicki Minaj or Meghan Trainor for your big girl pride jams, you need to prioritize Lizzo instead. “I’m not a snack, I’m a whole damn meal” is a MOOD.
So today, with a little extra squeeze, I choose Lizzo’s “Juice” as my, just a little more, be a snack, good to the last drop, song for a, make it a meal, all the pride you’ve got, make it juicy, Monday.