Dua Lipa is going disco with her second album, so sign me up!!

 Dua Lipa is going disco with her second album, so sign me up!!

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.

Shaun Kitchener

http://www.shaunkitchener.com

Scriptwriter for the theatre and TV (currently Hollyoaks) and freelance entertainment ~reportage.