Good As Hell
September 23, 2016 1:32 AM   Subscribe

Minneapolis alt-hip-hop artist Lizzo won [Luke Burbank's and Andrew Walsh's podcast] TBTL's "Song Of The Summer" bracket battle with her single Good As Hell (beating out competition from JT and Sia and Avett Brothers and many others). It's easily MY song of the summer, but Lizzo is awesome way beyond this one song.

A small selection of her songs (in no particular order) includes Phone, My Skin, and Faded.

Jezebel interviewed her a while back, for a bit more insight into Lizzo.

Previously
posted by hippybear (30 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
 
Great post hippybear! Lizzo was also the first interviewee ever on Sooo Many White guys - 'tis a podcast. Good As Hell is so uplifting, and I've been enjoying Lizzo's back catalogue over the last few months.
posted by sarcas at 2:27 AM on September 23, 2016


Anyone else feel like emailing that (overwhelmingly excellent) music video to the 11th Circuit?
posted by BaffledWaffle at 5:27 AM on September 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


"Good as Hell" is beautiful, fun, and happy. Thank you, hippybear!
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:41 AM on September 23, 2016


It was great watching Lizzo crush each opponent in the TBTL Song of the Summer voting by wider and wider margins with each succeeding round. It usually tightens up the deeper into the voting you go but IIRC she wound winning the championship round with something like 75% of the vote. I love her genuineness.

Also, is it too early to get a fish sandwich?* ;-)

*TBTL joke
posted by KingEdRa at 5:51 AM on September 23, 2016


This song is excellent.
posted by Happy Dave at 5:58 AM on September 23, 2016


LIZZOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Listen to Phone all the way to the end. I IRL LOLd on my first listen. Also watch the video so you can see the dancer steal the show at about 0:24.
posted by clavicle at 6:08 AM on September 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


TBTL= Too Beautiful To Live. A podcast. ICYDK.
posted by srboisvert at 6:24 AM on September 23, 2016


I'm not a huge hip-hop fan, but she's good and this track is key. I expected the same same-ness, but the break did it.
posted by DJZouke at 6:27 AM on September 23, 2016


Love her!
posted by Malla at 6:42 AM on September 23, 2016


Lizzo is the greatest!!!

Here's TBTL (Too Beautiful To Live)'s full bracket, for those interested in seeing what she beat (and more about the podcast itself).
posted by everybody had matching towels at 7:09 AM on September 23, 2016


Great song. Been on my high rotation since June.
posted by adamd1 at 7:28 AM on September 23, 2016


Yes! Thank you, this is awesome!
posted by allthinky at 7:38 AM on September 23, 2016


OMG this makes me so happy! She is so fantastic and deserves all the good things!
posted by rtha at 7:43 AM on September 23, 2016


I had the good fortune to see The Chalice, of whom Lizzo was 1/3 of, open for Har Mar Superstar at the Turf Club, a tiny bar in St. Paul a couple years ago. They were mind-blowingly good.

Don't forget Batches and Cookies, which my daughters sing as a fake girl scout anthem Badges and Cookies.
posted by mcstayinskool at 7:50 AM on September 23, 2016 [7 favorites]


Oh, and that video for Batches and Cookies was partially filmed during the celebration of Minnesota legalizing same sex marriage, which will always be a shining bright day in this state.
posted by mcstayinskool at 7:52 AM on September 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


The video is terrific and makes everything seem more awesome.
posted by rtha at 7:53 AM on September 23, 2016


Looooove Lizzo and especially this song. I completely missed that post from December. Guess I know what I'll be listening to on the ride home today.
posted by amelliferae at 7:57 AM on September 23, 2016


The song showed up almost randomly on iTunes, and I liked the preview, downloaded it, and have been listening to it all summer.

Did not know she was a fellow Minneapolitan. Am both delighted and ashamed of myself.
posted by maxsparber at 8:17 AM on September 23, 2016


I see I'm bringing the MeFite Tens out of the woodwork. Power out!
posted by hippybear at 8:36 AM on September 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


I've seen her a couple of times (Get Cryphy 7th anniversary at First Ave and then this summer at the Pizza Luce block party) and her live show is amazing.

Her appearance on The Late Show was... weird and disappointing, and I don't really know why. I hope she's back on again with a different song because more people really need to know about and enjoy her.
posted by karlshea at 8:49 AM on September 23, 2016


I spent a very fun, very exhausting weekend last weekend full of friends and people and drinking and not eating enough and many outfit changes. I somehow managed to lose a pair of shoes between a hotel room and my car (or something -- they were cheap, anyway).

So it was a delight to recover Monday and watch and listen to "Phone." It was the perfect wrap-up to my weekend.
posted by darksong at 8:51 AM on September 23, 2016


Don't forget Batches and Cookies, which my daughters sing as a fake girl scout anthem Badges and Cookies.

That is the cutest thing I have heard all day.

Totallly listened to 'good as hell' on repeat the day that I quit my job. No regrets.
posted by dinty_moore at 9:28 AM on September 23, 2016 [2 favorites]


As a Minneapolis resident, I got to hear Lizzo on the radio first as a member of the Chalice. Check out this live clip of Chalice, Push It, which begins as a completely different song called "Push It" until it turns into a giggly version of Salt 'n' Pepa's "Push It."
posted by jonp72 at 9:10 PM on September 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Yass! Also discovered her this summer and was blown away!
posted by ellieBOA at 4:09 AM on September 24, 2016


This is special! This is special!
posted by Camofrog at 11:00 AM on September 24, 2016


Oooh, I like her!
posted by MexicanYenta at 6:19 PM on September 25, 2016


So, Lizzo's new EP just came out, and this song appeared on the interwebs: Worship. It looks like much of the rest of the EP is also online in the YouTube sidebar.
posted by hippybear at 6:18 PM on October 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


She's coming to SF in January and we got tickets! Can't wait!
posted by rtha at 9:25 PM on October 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


I've got tickets for Seattle. Weather permitting, of course. (300 miles away over the Cascade mountains, maybe not possible in January.)
posted by hippybear at 9:42 PM on October 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


In before this post closes to say thanks again--"Good as Hell" has been a terrific mood-lifter all month long!
posted by MonkeyToes at 10:06 AM on October 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


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