“I know you’re dying trying to figure me out,” Dua Lipa sings on her new album Future Nostalgia’s title track.
The upbeat album that she decided to release a week earlier than planned is the perfect balm for a stressful time.
“Future Nostalgia” is like a neon “Welcome” sign. Its camp, Daft Punk-ian robot funk accents silly full of nonsensical but smartly delivered one-liners like “I can’t teach your man how to wear his pants.” The album’s lead single “Don’t Start Now” has become a mega-hit for a good reason: its the type of big, Robyn-esque break-up dance-pop anthem that every pop star is due to attempt at least once. Lipa’s special sauce is a well-played mix of disco strings and funk bass in the vein of Chic and Donna Summer.
While the coronavirus has postponed Broadway shows and delayed highly anticipated albums, one thing it can’t stop (now) is Dua Lipa. First, she releases the quarantine anthem “Don’t Start Now” with the social-distance-positive refrain, “Don’t show up, don’t come out, don’t start caring about me now.” Then earlier this week, Dua Lipa announced that she was releasing her sophomore album, Future Nostalgia, on March 27, a full week earlier than originally planned. Now, her latest single, “Break My Heart,” has arrived, and it’s clear that Dua has no plans on relinquishing her crown as reigning quarantine queen.
“I want to stay home, cuz I was doing better alone,” she sings on the catchy chorus, fully adhering to Governor Cuomo’s powerpoint presentation.
She revealed earlier this week that she had pulled the date forward of her second album to March 27 instead of April 3.
And now Dua Lipa has revealed her music video for new single Break My Heart ahead of the release of Future Nostalgia on Friday.
The Don't Start Now hitmaker, 24, looks incredible in the retro-inspired video as she models a collection of stylish Chanel ensembles.
The video is shot in a collection of scenic backdrops, including a NYC-inspired city, aeroplane, hotel bar and futuristic apartment.