‘A practice in connectivity during this social distance’
Lizzo always makes us smile, whether it’s turning up to the Brit Awards dressed like a chocolate bar or taking time out of her Australian tour to aid the bushfire efforts. And let’s not forget her ridiculously tiny bag at the AMAs.
Now, the “Truth Hurts” singer is posting videos or “meditations” on Instagram of her playing the flute in an attempt to help those of us in isolation across the world amid the coronavirus crisis. “A meditation and mantra to promote healing during this global crisis. Use at your own pace. Love you!” reads one post, where Lizzo plays a flute solo to a bowl of crystals and palo santo. Another video describes itself as “a practice in connectivity during this social distance”.
As we move further into this period of self-isolation, an increasing number of celebrities are looking to social media to connect with their fans. Last week, Christine and the Queens announced that she will be performing a series of livestream “impromptu” shows from Ferber studios in Paris, while Charli XCX is putting together a series of daily online events on Instagram Live, which include the likes of Diplo, Kim Petras, Clairo, Rita Ora, and more.
Last weekend, LA rapper D-Nice went live from his Instagram account to host an online party, Club Quarantine, which was attended by over 100,000 people, including the likes of Rihanna, Missy Elliott, Oprah Winfrey, and Bernie Sanders.