I believe in the transformative, healing power of music.
A good song can give your mood a make-over and make your spirit soar. Good music is even better when it’s complemented by kick-ass lyrics. Earlier this year, pop singer and rapper Lizzo released her third album, “Cuz I Love You” which features some pretty dope tracks like “Truth Hurts” and “Juice.” I also love the playful yet empowering track, “SoulMate”, a song that’s been on repeat since I first heard it.
Here’s why I love this song….
“Cause I’m my own soul mate
I know how to love me
I know that I’m always going to hold me down
Yeah, I’m my own soul mate
No, I’m never lonely
I know I’m a queen but I don’t need no crown
Look up in the mirror like damn she’s the one…..”
“And she never tells me to exercise
We always get extra fries
And you know the sex is fire
And I gotta testify
I get flowers every Sunday
I’mma marry me one day”
“True love ain’t something you can buy yourself
True love finally happens when you by yourself
So if you by yourself, then go and buy yourself
Another round from the bottle on the higher shelf”
The message of the song goes back to the whole concept of self-realization and self-love. At the expense of sounding like a broken record, almost every perplexing situation or relationship can be traced back to whether or not we truly love and protect ourselves. Until we master the art of authentically knowing and embracing ourselves (flaws and all), there will be a you-shaped void in your life that no one else can fill.
If you haven’t heard this track, this blog post does not do it justice. Do yourself a favor and check it out. Even if it’s not your preferred genre, you’ll appreciate the message 🙂