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Lizzo - Special (3 Max Martin tracks)
« on: July 17, 2022, 02:04:52 AM »
Surprised there's no thread...


(Blake Slatkin, Adam Keefe Horovitz, Andrew Wansel, Benjamin Levin, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin, Melissa Jefferson, Rick Rubin, Theron Makiel Thomas)

Feels like a troll song. Every major songwriter in the world on this 2 minute track, and first Benny/Max collab.since... Warrior? Infectious chorus where you can feel some Max input, but overall very dry.


(Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin, Melissa Jefferson, Peter Svensson, Savan Kotecha)

AMAZING. Camp disco banger. Glorious pop melodies. The key change! Such a generous song. The new melody that's introduced in the 2nd verse, the amazing bridge, that key change, the life-changing "YES-TER-DAY I WOULD HAVE RUN AWAY AND I DON'T KNOW WHY! I DON'T KNOW WHY!" coda with the background vocal melodies. Not a moment wasted in this song. Every line is Max Martin bliss. My favourite Max song of the 2020s so far. Like, ooh.


(Andrew Wansel, Daoud Anthony, Ian Kirkpatrick, Max Martin, Melissa Jefferson, Theron Makiel Thomas)

Very cute earworm. Sounds like a Max song from Unbreakable Smile

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Re: Lizzo - Special (3 Max Martin tracks)
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2022, 07:43:57 AM »

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Re: Lizzo - Special (3 Max Martin tracks)
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2022, 10:58:52 AM »
I use an rss reader to avoid missing new comments in old threads.

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Re: Lizzo - Special (3 Max Martin tracks)
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2022, 09:45:44 PM »
Surprised there's no thread...


This one is built around a Beastie Boys sample from 1986's Girls.


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Re: Lizzo - Special (3 Max Martin tracks)
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2022, 12:36:19 PM »
We were having a discussion in this thread: https://www.swedishsongs.de/smf/index.php?topic=2915.msg52319#msg52319

Glad it was being discussed - but an album with 3 Max tracks, including one of his best songs in years, deserves its own thread IMO!

So obsessed with the poptastic "yesterday I would have run away" coda

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Re: Lizzo - Special (3 Max Martin tracks)
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2022, 06:44:17 PM »
Glad it was being discussed - but an album with 3 Max tracks, including one of his best songs in years, deserves its own thread IMO!

So obsessed with the poptastic "yesterday I would have run away" coda

Obsessed with this melody too! It’s addictive. The way the note of “why” in “and I don’t know WHY” feels almost tender with the chord on that note, then goes up to a major “I don’t know why!”

The song is such a cool mix of celebratory, camp, with heartfelt lyrics. “Am I ready to be loved?” Over a raucous Max Martin beat is just thrilling beyond belief. The key change just adds to the drama, her adlibs throughout the song are also well done and understated in the mix. I have this song on repeat currently. All the melodic parts; reminds me of countermelodies of early Max songs.

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Re: Lizzo - Special (3 Max Martin tracks)
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2022, 05:43:47 PM »
I've just realized 2 Be Loved has 3 members of Carolina liar in the instrumentation. Johan on the organ, Rickard on bass and Peter on drums and guitar.
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Re: Lizzo - Special (3 Max Martin tracks)
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2022, 12:38:50 AM »
2 be Loved is amazing, classic max candy with addictive pop melodies.

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Re: Lizzo - Special (3 Max Martin tracks)
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2022, 03:12:10 AM »
I've just realized 2 Be Loved has 3 members of Carolina liar in the instrumentation. Johan on the organ, Rickard on bass and Peter on drums and guitar.

I would love for CL to reunite and record an album with Max again.

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Re: Lizzo - Special (3 Max Martin tracks)
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2022, 04:00:09 PM »
Chad Wolf posts content about CL regularly on Instagram, which is weird considering their last album was released 11 years ago