Lizzo is the latest artist to showcase their musical abilities in the intimate confines of Bob Boilen‘s desk. The popular singer and flutist is the star of NPR Music‘s latest Tiny Desk Concert series video, which debuted earlier this week.
Lizzo, who has kept busy in recent months while promoting her 2019 full-length studio debut, Cuz I Love You, brought three original tunes from the album in “Cuz I Love You”, “Truth Hurts”, “Juice” to the NPR offices in Washington, DC for a lively performance in the cramped office space.
“I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time,” Lizzo is heard saying to the NPR staff to loud applause as the first song begins. “So I think I’ll do it, today.”
The taped performance, which also featured Lizzo’s backing band in Devin Johnson (keyboard), Dana Hawkins (drums), Vernon Prout (bass), and Walter Williams (guitar), started with a passionate performance of “Cuz I Love You”. The opening number did a fantastic job of showcasing the 31-year-old’s nearly-untamable vocal abilities as she belted out the lyrics to the groovy tune. After catching her breath and sharing some quick conversation with the audience, the band continued with the attitude-driven “Truth Hurts”. The final song as part of the short performance saw Lizzo pick up that flute of hers to send the audience out with an abundance of energy.
Watch Lizzo’s entire Tiny Desk performance below.
Lizzo – Tiny Desk Concert
Lizzo continues her busy 2019 campaign with a run of shows on her Cuz I Love You Too Tour set to pick up on September 7th with a performance at The Fillmore in New Orleans, LA. Head to Lizzo’s website for tickets and tour info for her upcoming shows.