by Luke Taylor
June 22, 2018
In a surprise release on the doorstep of Pride Weekend, Lizzo released a new song and video Friday.
The song, "Boys," premiered on Out magazine's website Friday morning. The eminently danceable track features Lizzo's signature, fresh flow that addresses her powerful themes of unabashed sexuality, body positivity and an all-embracing gender attitude. The accompanying video for "Boys," directed by Quinn Wilson and Andy Madeleine, reinforces these themes while also including an homage to Prince's iconic Schmitt Music photos, taken in 1977 by Robert Whitman.
Listen to Lizzo's new song and watch the video here:
Update (June 22, 2018; 1:25 p.m.) Lizzo shared this statement via Twitter about the new song:
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