2017 has been a big year for music. We’ve been hashtag blessed with some amazing albums from a myriad of genres but it’s safe to say it’s been one hell of a year for hip-hop, rap and R&B. One artist that has quickly risen to the top this year in that genre has been Minneapolis’ very own LIZZO. Some astute fans might remember LIZZO from her days in the Minneapolis girl-group The Chalice. But LIZZO has come along way from her days in The Chalice. She’s got a slew of singles and EP’s under her belt, gotten nods from Vogue for her work in the “body positive” movement, was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 2018: Music, and is currently in the studio recording her debut full-length album. Girl’s only getting started.
We had the chance to catch up with LIZZO via email ahead of her homecoming New Years Eve Show at The Myth. Tickets are still available for that show HERE and you’re going to want to snag yours now because it’s expected to sell out.
Thanks to LIZZO for taking the time to answer a few of our questions and we look forward to catching her at The Myth this weekend!
What made you move to Minnesota and get involved with the hip hop scene here? You’re from Detroit/Houston but what was the draw to Minnesota to make this home?
– It was a blind choice! My rock band in Houston broke up and I was long distance writing songs with a producer who lived in Denver. One day he asked me to move to Minneapolis with him and join his band. I was so depressed with nothing to lose so I did! Best decision of my life, always follow your heart.
On Twitter you had joked about what you would do if you performed at the Super Bowl – how serious were you about that? (For the record, we’d LOVE a LIZZO halftime show).
– I was dead serious! Of course, I knew at the time that bids had been made, so it was half joking. Tell Justin Timberlake I’m ready!
Any local, Twin Cities, up-and-coming artists that you have your eye on right now or have been listening to?
– Not at the moment but I’ve been so deep in writing my new music that I haven’t had time to come up for air.
You’ve been releasing some amazing singles – Truth Hurts, Water Me – what can we expect from 2018? Is there a full-length in the works?
– Thank you! I’m in the studio like every day! This would be my ‘debut’ album so I gotta make sure I do y’all right!
So why did you decide to do a New Year’s Eve show instead of just going out with friends and celebrating (not that we are complaining). Also why Myth instead of First Ave where we normally see you. And how many pounds of confetti can we expect?
– I always have these big expectations for my NYE and they almost NEVER happen! I wanna change that and make this the most fun for not just me but my crew. As you know, First Ave always has their big NYE show so we couldn’t play there but we’ll be back for sure! Expect confetti, glitter, diamonds, and feathers! And a few more surprises!