What exactly makes Lizzo “gimmicky” and “contrived”? I’ve listened to all of her albums. I’m getting vibes like you only heard a couple of singles. Billie Eillish is feeding into the same goth girl image I’ve been seeing in rock n’ roll and pop for almost 40 years. How much R&B and hip-hop do you listen to? I ask because if you don’t live in listening to those worlds, you can’t talk about “gimmicks” in that world.

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