“Special” is the sixth track as well as the name sake of Lizzo’s fourth studio album of the same name, which was released in July 2022 via Nice Life and Atlantic Records.
The R&B track sees Lizzo remind listeners of their worth and their uniqueness, and follows Lizzo’s signature sound of an uplifting melody alongside inspiring and vulnerable lyrics.
Lizzo first teased the song on her TikTok in January 2022, revealing that it was her mother’s first time hearing her new music, as well as alluding to the “Special” track:
“I’ve always wanted to make my momma proud. Today was her first time hearing my new music. She told me she has ALWAYS been proud of me. (Even in my crazy rock star sleeping in my car days). She always made me feel special. In case nobody told you yet… you’re special. Keep going. I’m proud of you.”
The music video for the song was released on the 1st February 2023 via Lizzo’s YouTube channel, and had a total of 5.4 million views as of the 20th February 2023.
Read the lyrics to “Special” here.
*All information accurate at the time of publishing.
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