Lizzo Shares “Special” Remix Featuring SZA
Lizzo and SZA have teamed up for a powerful new collaboration on Lizzo‘s album title track, “Special.” The song, which was originally released as part of Lizzo‘s 2022 record, has been given a fresh new twist with the addition of a verse from SZA.
The new verse is a poignant reflection on the challenges of being in the public eye and the constant judgment that comes with it. SZA sings, “You call it sensitivity and I call it superpower/You just like empathy ’cause you think it gives you power/All I know is only God can judge me/I don’t hide my heart, I wear it on me.”
These lyrics speak to the experiences of Lizzo, who has been open about facing criticism and backlash after the release of her 2021 single “Rumors.” Lizzo has turned her pain into music, using it as a source of inspiration and motivation. She wrote “Special” as a reminder of her own worth and as a message to others that they are special too.
The friendship between Lizzo and SZA is a testament to the power of sisterhood and support in the music industry. The two artists have been friends for a while, and SZA showed her love for Lizzo after a tour stop in California in November 2022, writing on Twitter, “No one like you on this earth and I’m so honored to call you my friend and SISTER love you more and more each day. We don’t deserve u.” To which, Lizzo also shared with her fans about SZA, “SIZZO SUPREMACY. Thank you for making last night so SPECIAL SZA loml and friend 4L.”
With the new verse from SZA, “Special” takes on a new dimension of empowerment and resilience, reminding listeners that they are special, regardless of what others may say or think.
Listen to Lizzo’s “Special (featuring SZA)” below
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