A bit of fortuitous news that pays off in hip-thing status recognition as much as it probably does in real money (TV money!), booming Twin Cities hip-hop star Lizzo will have a new song featured in this week’s episode of “Girls,” airing Sunday on HBO. The tune is titled “Paris,” and it premiered exclusively today at Spin.com along with the HBO news.
“Have you ever been to Paris?” the real-life Melissa Jefferson asks in the chorus, and then answers, “Neither have I.” Sounds like the kind of twentysomething longing/griping at the heart of the show.
Lizzo is headed to Madison tonight to play the High Noon Saloon’s FRZN Fest, and then she’s headed overseas next week to play the BBC Radio 1 Future Fest in London. It’ll be a short trip, though, as she has to return in time to play the first night of 89.3 the Current’s ninth birthday bash at First Avenue (her night is already sold out).
All the hubbub over Lizzo – which also includes new-artist-to-watch nods from Time magazine and NPR, in addition to her local acclaim – is more good news for her local label, Totally Gross National Product, whose founders enjoyed a little bit of internet buzz yesterday over their new video for “Ewok Sadness.” Warning: the clip gets a little gruesome at the end, in a way that George Lucas surely never would’ve allowed for one of his loveable furry creatures.
[Photo: Jeff Wheeler]