No one else has ever walked into their Tiny Desk Concert and turned just three songs into a sermon, a word, a masterpiece until Lizzo. Lizzo took all of those NPR employees to church, the Holy Congregation of Lizzbians, and while she did break a sweat (“Do I have toilet paper on my face?”), she barely batted an eyelash while belting, rapping, and playing the flute. The singer, songwriter, and flautist played “Truth Hurts,” “Juice,” and “Cuz I Love You” from the album of the same name. Instead of her normal backing track and badass backup dancers, she pared it down for “this tiny-ass desk” to just a three-piece band. “I’m so grateful I don’t feel the way I felt when I wrote ‘Truth Hurts,’” Lizzo gets real. “I feel so juicy!” Watch it with the volume all the way up, watch it normally, or watch it on mute and just gaze at Lizzo in all orange, looking like a romantic sunset off the coast of Aruba.
Lizzo. Photo: NPR