I haven’t managed to make myself a fully-fledged, no-holds-barred Dua Lipa fan just yet – I don’t know why, it might be that she’s had a sort of super cool ~vibe to her whole schtick and I’m like CAN’T RELATE – but it sounds like her second album could, to quote one of her own bops, be the one.
A really interesting new profile from The Face says she’ll be in a “disco-heavy” arena when she returns in the very near future, perhaps building on what the likes of Electricity started.
“It would probably be risky if I wasn’t risky with the next record,” she said.
“I don’t think it would be as fun if I tried to recreate the first record. As an artist, you constantly want to grow and change your perspective and try something new.”
The two songs she played for writer Aimee Cliff are said to boast “verses [that] build to the point of ecstasy, before pulling a 180 into a simple, yet super memorable chorus”.
“I feel like you could dance through the whole record,” Dua added. “There’s lots of nostalgic elements to it.
“There’s a sample in there from the 1930s. It’s just a party.”
I really, really hope we’re coming out of pop’s current Cool Phase, yaknow – it felt like artists such as Dua were on the forefront of that, and while I can’t really fault much of her stuff (I love Be The One! I love Hotter Than Hell!), I haven’t managed to properly connect with her, and artists of that same ilk, just yet.
But if you’re taking me to the bloody DISCO, I’m all ears.