Last month, Lizzo and her pal Caroline Smith soundtracked the season premiere of Comedy Central's smash-hit buddy comedy Broad City. Having dominated TV (that counts as dominating, right?), Lizzo logically turned her aim to Hollywood.
On Monday, the undeniable Twin Cities rap/singing talent debuted "Good as Hell," a brand new song that will appear on the official soundtrack to Barbershop: The Next Cut, the third installment in Ice Cube's cosmetology comedy series. Produced by Ricky Reed (Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor), the soul-grooving, piano-driven song is her most radio-friendly yet — check it out below.
"I do my hair tall / Check my nails / Baby how you feelin’? / Feelin’ good as hell," Lizzo declares in the triumphant chorus of "Good as Hell," a song that reiterates her trademark messages of self-love and empowerment.
"We really wanted to make that moment in time where you're feeling yourself so hard that nothing matters come alive," she told Beats 1 Radio host Zane Lowe on Monday while premiering the track. "I think [Reed] did an amazing job. Special shout-out to all of my black girls — get that hair done, girl, toss that hair up!"
Will Barbershop: The Next Cut carry similar themes? If we're to believe the synopsis found on Wikipedia — "Calvin [Cube], Eddie [Cedric the Entertainer], and the rest of the gang must work together to save the shop and the neighborhood from gang members that roam the streets" — the answer is a firm "possibly." Either way, Lizzo sounds excited.
"Barbershop is one of the most funny, most classic black American tales. I feel like this one is the best one yet," Lizzo told Lowe. "It's like all-star cast, Nicki Minaj, Eve — they're representing us."
Lizzo also tipped Lowe to her current recording plans. She reports she's in L.A. working with Reed, the force behind hip-hop/pop outfit Wallpaper and a rising star in the Top 40 songwriting/production world.
"I like to make my records in different places," Lizzo says. "First it was Minneapolis, then it was Eau Claire, now I'm doing it in L.A. and the vibe is obvious — sunglasses and good times."