Throughout their career, Nickelback has gotten a lot of crap from folks, and one person who believes the band deserves more credit is Lizzo. As part of a special feature with CBC Music, Lizzo is asked to listen to a variety of songs and share whether she feels each song is a “jam” or not.
One of the songs played for her is Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me,” which she happens to like a lot. As the track plays, she says (the following quotes were transcribed by Loudwire):
“Why do people not like Nickelback?” She then goes on to add, “Nickelback gets way too much shit.”
In between her comments regarding how she feels about the band and the song, she sings along to the track. Speaking further to how she feels about “How You Remind Me,” she says:
“I think that this is a jam. […] It has a beautiful climax.”
Lizzo then admits that she doesn’t know the words to the song, but that “everybody knows this melody.” She then brings up why she thinks Nickelback gets “a lot of shit”:
“I don’t know the words, but everybody knows this melody. […] The beat dropout? Shit. […] I think they get a lot of shit because he [Kroeger] had a curly blonde perm. That’s the only reason why they get shit. Because this is an amazing song.”
What do you think of Lizzo’s points about “How You Remind Me” and Nickelback? Do you think the band gets too much shit and deserves more credit? Some months ago, prog-metal mastermind Devin Townsend shared that he considers Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger to be more of a metalhead than he is. To learn more about Townsend’s points, follow the link below.
Speaking of Lizzo, have you seen her sing and twerk to Rammstein‘s “Du Hast”? If you have yet to see her performance, you can check it out for yourself via the link below.