Lizzo is breathing new life into her self-empowerment anthem “Good As Hell,” and she’s making band practice cool at the same time. The singer just dropped a new video for the track and got a little help from HBCU Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and their Human Jukebox and Fabulous Dancing Dolls groups.
Lizzo travelled to the college and put their most musical students on display in “Good As Hell,” focusing especially on four female co-eds who were not feeling good as hell at the start of the video. Thanks to the support of their friends and a little help from Lizzo, the women were able to hair toss, check their nails and walk their fine selves out the door…and right onto the field, because it’s time for homecoming.
Lizzo bounces between the various clubs at Southern University, performing in the choir practice room, marching on the field, taking the bus to a performance and dancing with the Fabulous Dancing Dolls. A former self-described band geek herself, Lizzo has continued to incorporate the flute into her performances, which she can be seen holding in the video. The singer thanked director Alan Ferguson and the school, writing “This is a special moment for me… Good As Hell took a trip to Baton Rouge and was blessed by @su_humanjukebox and the fabulous dancing dolls at Southern University.”
Marching bands and dance groups for HBCUs were featured heavily in Beyoncé’s groundbreaking 2018 Coachella performance, with both Beyoncé and now Lizzo using their platforms to shine a light on musical groups that have largely been ignored by mainstream media.
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Lizzo previously dropped a video for “Good As Hell” in 2016 when she released her EP Coconut Oil. The singer also gave the song a second life when she announced a remix with Ariana Grande on October 25, 2019. For a single this good, it definitely deserves a few music videos and feature appearances.
The 24-year-old singer definitely has a lot to feel good as hell about. After appearing on her first British Vogue cover in November, Lizzo topped the Grammy nominations when they were announced last month, leading the pack with an incredible eight noms. The multi-talented musician is up for Best New Artist, as well as Album of the Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Cuz I Love You. Lizzo’s massive single “Truth Hurts” earned nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance, and she’s up for Best R&B Performance for “Exactly How I Feel” and Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Jerome.”
Lizzo is set to perform as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live when Eddie Murphy makes his highly anticipated return to the sketch series on Saturday, December 21.