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Lizzo teases new song ‘About Damn Time’ from upcoming album

The singer confirmed she has finished the record after "three freaking years"

By Nick Reilly

Lizzo on The Late Late Show
Lizzo on The Late Late Show (Picture: YouTube)

Lizzo teased a snippet of a new track called ‘About Damn Time’ during an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night.

The soon-to-be-released track marks the singer‘s first track since collaborating with Cardi B on ‘Rumors’ last summer and comes as she gears up to release the follow-up to 2019 album ‘Cuz I Love You’.

Explaining how it took “three freaking years” to finish the new album, Lizzo said: “I feel amazing.”

Corden subsequently played a snippet of the aptly-titled ‘About Damn Time’, before the singer revealed a release date of April 14. It remains unclear if that date is for the single or album as a whole.

You can the singer’s interview and the snippet of new music below.

The preview of new music comes days after a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit surrounding Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’, after a settlement was reached by lawyers from both sides.

Justin and Jeremiah Raisen and Justin “Yves” Rothman claimed that “Truth Hurts” came from a writing session the three had alongside Jesse Saint John for a different track called “Healthy.” The three songwriters claimed that “Truth Hurts” — which would go on to garner over 804 million Spotify streams to date — included elements from that written track, including its standout line, “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that bitch.”

In February 2020, a judge dismissed a countersuit in the case but allowed the possibility for the lawsuit to be refiled pending an amendment. In that filing, the three men claimed credit for the track from Lizzo’s Cuz I Love U album.

The countersuit accused Lizzo of a “bad faith, unprincipled attempt to deny songwriting and producer credits and royalties” and alleged that “Lizzo would never have collected her Grammy Award [for Best Pop Solo Performance] but for the songwriting and producing contributions of [the Raisens and Rothman].”

Earlier this year, she explained that her “musically badass, daring and sophisticated” new album will explore themes of love.

“Broadly, I’ve been working on this album since the summer of 2018,” she told Variety. “It has evolved to a place where I’m proud. It’s one of the most musically badass, daring and sophisticated bodies of work I’ve done to date. I am not done. I’m still pushing out the hits, baby. And I hope that it is some of the most useful pieces of music to ever exist. All I want to do is help people through my music.”