Living Out Loud
April 13, 2019 12:37 AM   Subscribe

PLEASE please please let this lead to a collab.
posted by gohabsgo at 1:55 AM on April 13 [8 favorites]

This is the most perfect pairing of people ever.

I don't know if they'd want to cross their streams, but maybe?

I've loved music by strong women all my life, and strong women of color make up a giant proportion of that, going back to Janet and Paula and others back in the 80s. Janelle and Lizzo are totally part of my jam these days.

Thanks so much for posting!
posted by hippybear at 2:05 AM on April 13 [5 favorites]

I had been feeling like I was stuck in a musical rut until last April when I heard Janelle Monae on KEXP. Now life is good again! (Though I wish for more music by her.)

I'm glad that she is using her platform to attempt to erode conceptual barriers regarding sexual identity.
posted by Radiophonic Oddity at 6:27 AM on April 13 [1 favorite]

"I leaned into the idea that if my own church won't accept me, I'm gonna create my own church."

posted by MonkeyToes at 7:12 AM on April 13 [13 favorites]

I just recently met/worked with Lizzo for the first time, after never once having heard of her. I left completely impressed and am dying to seek some stuff out when I have some free time. She was full of fantastic positive energy, had a ton of great things to say, and was utterly charming to boot.
posted by nevercalm at 8:35 AM on April 13 [16 favorites]

This is great. I love them both. I remember seeing one of Janelle's early shows and to see where she is now from then personally and artistically is incredible. I'm glad she can be so free and so happy and so open now.
posted by colorblock sock at 9:31 AM on April 13

nevercalm that’s awesome! I’m seeing her show in Paris next month, can’t wait.
posted by ellieBOA at 9:34 AM on April 13

THANK YOU. This is exactly what I needed right now.
posted by LMGM at 10:43 AM on April 13 [1 favorite]

Lizzo is awesome. That is all.
posted by Sphinx at 11:33 AM on April 13

All the love and respect!
posted by Space Kitty at 12:13 PM on April 13

Lizzo was on the Switched on Pop podcast last year talking about Monae's "Make Me Feel," it's a great segment and I highly recommend it!
posted by grandiloquiet at 1:40 PM on April 13

With Dirty Computer, I made a bigger declaration to myself — that I'm not putting out an album if I can't be all of me. You're gonna take the blackness, you're gonna take the fact that I love science fiction. You're gonna take the fact that I am a free ass motherfucker. You're gonna take that all in and because that is what you're gonna get.


It can make self-care feel like a luxury, when people are being so aggressively oppressed — not just in their own neighborhoods, but throughout the country, by our administration. And because my messaging is self-care, because my messaging is self-love, it makes me want to reappropriate the term “self-care” into something that could save your life. [...] It’s like, “How do I take care of myself in this world that's not designed to take care of me?”

Aaaaaaaa I love them both!

I got to see Janelle perform last year, and it was awe-inspiring. Besides her ridiculous chops as a singer, dancer, rapper, all of it, she touched on so many heavy subjects but channelled it all into something that was ultimately uplifting and full of love. Not despair in the face of adversity: inspiration and hope.
posted by Gordafarin at 2:46 AM on April 15

I saw her on that tour too, she was amazing!
posted by ellieBOA at 8:53 AM on April 15

Lizzo's new album dropped today and it's amazing. "Like A Girl" should be Warren's or Harris's campaign song if they haven't named one yet...
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 11:43 AM on April 19 [1 favorite]

It’s so good!
posted by ellieBOA at 6:04 AM on April 20

Lizzo has an opinion piece in NBC News - Self-care has to be rooted in self-preservation, not just mimosas and spa days
posted by ellieBOA at 5:18 AM on April 25 [3 favorites]

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