Stream “Juice” by Lizzo Right Now, You Cowards

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This week: “Juice” by Lizzo (Nice Life Recording Company, 2019)

Why we’re into it: Unapologetic and in-your-face, “Juice” is proof that making bad music isn’t in Lizzo’s vocabulary.

The Minneapolis-based flutist is starting 2019 with a retro-glam-pop (isn’t that a thing?) song that is funky, fun, and extremely danceable. From the first moments, it’s clear this will be a favorite and become the “juice” that gets you through the year. Rolling out the track with an electric guitar reminiscent of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” Lizzo continues to release next-level bangers, making us all impatient as we wait for her next album.

Ever since her Coconut Oil EP release in 2016, Lizzo has dependably released hit singles like “Boys” and “Water Me,” but dropping something so early into the year makes this one feel a little extra special. Unlike most of the other “body positive” music out there, Lizzo’s tunes don’t rely on excessively cheesy themes or a kind of defensive defiance. Instead, she’s just incredibly authentic, warm, and very, very confident: “I’m like chardonnay, get better over time (so you know)/Heard you say I’m not the baddest, bitch, you lie.” The amount of attitude is just right.

Most importantly, it’s fun, and nowadays we all need a fun song. So, check out the 80s infomercial-inspired music video and go stream “Juice” by Lizzo. You’ll realize that just one taste will make you crave her forever.

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

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Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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