Songstress and rapper Lizzo has returned with a new single to announce her upcoming LP, Big GRRRL Small World, and would seem to be dropping the latter for more of the former. “Humanize” looks to push the Houston-by-midwest musician to new maturation levels of songwriting, dropping the verses for the smooth delivery that used to be reserved for back-up duty. With production by BJ Burton, Lizzo’s range and sensual pop-sensibilities are pushed to the forefront, providing what appears to be a first glimpse into a new direction. Straddling the line between electronic and R&B, the follow-up to Lizzobangers is also set to feature Justin Vernon, Alex Nutter, Sam Spiegel, Lazerbeak and Bionik.
Big GRRRL Small World will be released December 11 on Lizzo’s own BGSW label. You can stream “Humanize” below and check out photos from Lizzo’s tour with Sleater-Kinney in her Shot By The Band feature.