7.29.2022 – in music landscape

in music landscape
of melancholy, not joy
peppy outlier

Adapted from a blurb for a popcast/review on the artist Lizzo.

The blurb read:

Lizzo’s second major-label studio album, “Special,” another collection of up-tempo disco-pop empowerment anthems, just arrived at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. Its single “About Damn Time” also climbed to No. 1 on the Hot 100, securing her place as one of pop’s established stars.

But “Special” is also a reminder that she is one of pop’s most idiosyncratic performers, too. Lizzo’s throwback-minded anthems are full of internet-primed catchphrases, and she remains a peppy outlier in a pop music landscape dominated by performers who largely traffic in melancholy, not joy. (Lizzo’s Complicated, Joyful Pop, NYT, 7/27/2022)

Note to self.

Make time this week to find this album and give it a listen.

I lead some peppy outlier in my days right now.

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