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🎵 PRELUDE: About Damn Time

Melissa Viviane Jefferson, known professionally as Lizzo, released “About Damn Time” in April 2022. She is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and classically trained flutist  The song is the lead single from her fourth studio album Special (2022). It reached number one in the United States, becoming her second number one single, while reaching the top three in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

According to her bio, Lizzo has been subject to body shaming throughout her career. Through her music, self-expression, and performance, she has worked to change the narrative around size and shared the notion and importance of body positivity and self-confidence.  

With its uplifting disco beat and “feel-good” chorus, “About Damn Time” is a fun summer tune for all of us to groove to.

“Turn up the music, turn down the lights
I got a feelin’ I’m gon’ be alright
Okay (okay), alright
It’s about damn time
Turn up the music, let’s celebrate 
I got a feelin’ I’m gon’ be okay
Okay (okay), alright
It’s about damn time”

— ELISA ZUCKERBERG, Founder of HearItThere.com, an online resource for live music events in the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County.

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