Lizzo is less than two weeks out from the release of her new album, Cuz I Love You. In the lead-up to the record, the Minneapolis-based rapper has dropped off singles like “Juice” and her Missy Elliott collaboration, “Tempo”. She’s also turned in a pair of cover songs, such as her gospel reimagining of Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson’s “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” and today’s take on the Oscar-winning Star is Born cut “Shallow”.
Lizzo unfurled her powerful Lady Gaga rendition during a recent session at the SiriusXMU Studios. Accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, she was able to let her vocals fully take centerstage. We’re used to watching Lizzo flaunt her bold, unforgettable personality (and flute skills!), so being able to see the artist rely solely on her voice — and still impress — is a testament to her well-rounded talent.
Check it out below.
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Last week, Better Oblivion Community Center (Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers) also covered “Shallow” during a concert in Brooklyn.