"I've been waitin' for this one / Turn it up!" – The stakes are incredibly and raucously high in Lizzo's new single. And not just because Missy Elliott lends a queenly assist.
The Oak Felder-produced jaunt is a club-ready, capital B banger that hones its exquisitely carnal innuendo and freak-flag waving to weaponised, slick, sexy effect. A transcendental guitar solo, air horns, and a Missy call to arms: "Fuck up the tempo, thick girls get low", are just some of its charms.
Lizzo's winning streak reaches yet another peak as the release date – 19 April – of her third album Cuz I Love You draws closer.
Listen to 'Tempo' below.