SINGLE REVIEW: Lizzo – Juice

Following the massive announcement that she will be playing at Coachella in April, alternative hip-hop favourite Lizzo has released her fiery first single of 2019. ‘Juice’ is a bold and catchy anthem that will have you partying into the new year in style and putting your hand to anyone’s face that tries to tell you that you don’t deserve any less than the best. The groovy pop banger cites influences from Bruno Mars album cut ‘Perm’ and early Fleur East with similar brassy big band deliveries. The production is very playful which intertwines well with the sassy and empowering storyline that hears her not being afraid of holding back. Her hip-hop roots remain cemented with lines like “Heard you say I’m not the baddest, bitch, you lie” whilst the pop melody of the chorus is sugar sweet and euphorically catchy. “Ain’t my fault that I’m out here getting loose. Gotta blame it on the Goose. Gotta blame it on my juice, baby”. It has anthem written all over it and will undoubtedly be used in movies, TV shows and all over social media soon. A very strong release to come straight out the gate with, making 2019 a very promising and exciting year for the singer.