Single Review: Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now

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Dua Lipa serves us fabulous nu-disco on new single
Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut record took a long time to see the light of day, but when it did ‘New Rules’ became a massive hit and catapulted her into super stardom. A few collaborations and soundtrack single ‘Swang Song’ have appeared since, but Dua Lipa is now ready to properly kick off the campaign for her sophomore album. She just dropped the brand new single ‘Don’t Start Now’ and it is a stylish nu-disco banger!

Lipa co-wrote the tune with Caroline Ailin, Emily Warren and Ian Kirkpatrick while he also signed for the production. The verses have a smooth and soaring quality with instantly catchy melodies and a proper disco vibe. The punchy chorus serves a groovy rhythm and funky bass line. The whole track has a thick disco sauce all over it, but it never feels contrived and certainly won’t sound too old-fashioned for her younger fan base as it never feels out of place in 2019. ‘Don’t Start Now’ does not necessarily have a massive chorus, but the melodies are impeccable from start to finish and the subtle build up in the production makes sure the track never feels even remotely repetitive or uneventful. That last chorus with the little ad libs is pure fire.

Lyrically, ‘Don’t Start Now’ is an empowering tune about getting over an ex lover completely to a point where you honestly don’t care about them anymore. Needless to say Dua’s delivery is fierce and we all need this type of confirmation sometimes! I have no idea what fabulous nu-disco will do charts wise these days, but this already is a triumphant comeback.

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