dance star White Town, while ‘Break My Heart’ interpolates INXS’ hit ‘Need You Tonight’. Future Nostalgia is a breathtakingly fun, cohesive and ambitious attempt to find a place for disco in 2020. It is an effective, and at times exceptional, pop record but while there is much nostalgia to enjoy here, there is precious little of the future. Lipa met The Blessed Madonna that weekend, and linked up with the Kentucky-born producer earlier this year to create Club Future Nostalgia, a fun but … Lipa claims her influences are really from the ‘80s and ‘90s — even though she wasn’t born till 1995, it’s the music favored on British pop radio during that era that her parents loved and steeped her in, as a toddler and beyond. But it’s an album to at least bring cooped-up families together, if noting else. And you know, this won’t be the first time that a Brit, or Brits, has come along to make Americans feel better in a time of crisis. Dua Lipa: Future Nostalgia album art work Photograph: AP. 26.03.20. Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia. JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Penyanyi Dua Lipa berhasil membawa pulang piala penghargaan Grammy Awards 2021.. Berkat album penuh kedua bertajuk Future Nostalgia, yang dirilis pada 27 Maret 2020 itu, ia mampu meraih Grammy Awards kategori Best Pop Vocal Album.. Saat Dua Lipa menerima penghargaan itu, dia bercerita apa yang didapatkannya saat membuat album tersebut. Even here, she throws in a slight bit of levity: “I’m sure if there’s something that I can’t find the words to say / I know that there will be a man around to save the day / And that was sarcasm in case you needed it mansplained / I should have stuck to ballet.”, As a side note, it might be worth pointing out that, if you have any Anglophile tendencies, it’s a pleasure to hear such a distinct British accent in the many moments where, for the length of a pre-chorus or bridge, Lipa lapses into a kind of speak-singing (not to be confused with hip-hop) that makes the music’s point of origin very clear. ‘Pretty Please’ strips back the layers to focus on gently throbbing bass, synth flashes occasionally making their presence felt and updating things from ‘70s disco to late ‘90s/early ‘00s dance-pop. Previously, she described her style as “dance-crying” (maybe taking a cue from Robyn, with that). It’s probably easier to think of the album ending at track 9 with “Break My Heart,” and then the two that follow and end the record as highly enjoyable but slightly outlier bonus tracks. And then the closer, “Boys Will Be Boys,” is a feminist call to arms — or at least a call to voices — with some smart things to say to the young sistren about not settling for a world in which toxic masculinity goes unquestioned. It’s not exactly as aspirational as all the more earnest love songs that preceded it, but it’s a bit of a hoot. But it’s her decision to open herself up to that possibility, making herself vulnerable but stronger for it. In “Break My Heart,” the newest single, there’s a funk guitar line that may make you want to give someone credit for so aptly aping Chic, until you realize it’s a sample from INXS’ “Need You Tonight,” an ‘80s record that was already indulging in some Nile Rodgers nostalgia at the time. Read Next: Rock ‘Hazzan’ Hillel Tigay Shines Light on Progressive L.A. 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Warner Records. “Don’t Start Now” may be remembered by kids as the feel-good song that weirdly cushioned their transition into a feel-not-so-good era and, one hopes, back again soon. It might be a distinctly unsexy way of talking about getting laid but that’s kind of the point – this is the star continuing the work of her heroes and singing about her hook-ups in the same frank terms as men without being labelled in derogatory terms. In 2013, Dua Lipa appeared in an ITV advert for the new series of The X Factor.Crooning her way through Sister Sledge’s Lost in Music while hanging out the washing, the then 17-year-old would go on to become exactly the kind of artist the wounded cultural behemoth had stopped making years before.. And to be in love. “Future Nostalgia” seems like the exact right record at the exact wrong time —which maybe makes it the right time after all. On ‘Break My Heart’ – which she recently described on recent Instagram Live as “my forte, dance crying” – she questions whether a new love is going to leave her nursing a broken heart again. Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia is near immaculate meta-pop that refuses to forego tight songwriting for nostalgic bells and whistles, helmed by a singer … Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’: Album Review Is the timing ever wrong for a rush of pure pleasure as intoxicatingly happy as Lipa's second album? On the flipside of Lipa’s empowering stance is ‘Boys Will Be Boys’, a string-laden slow cut that tackles sexual harassment. In a review for Teen Vogue, writer Cat Cardenas unpacks the sophomore album from Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia, and examines why it's a perfect record … ‘Levitating’ struts on a rubbery bassline and syncopated handclaps, the 24-year-old pop star singing of a love “written in the stars”. They include Ian Kirkpatrick, TMS, Stuart Price, Jason Evigan, Koz, SG Lewis, Andrew Watt (get well soon), the Monsters & Strangerz, Lindgren and Take A Daytrip — all working together in bizarrely congruous enough a fashion that the 11 songs all strangely and wonderfully share the same sensibility. All the way through this album, the pop star is in the driving seat, both behind the scenes and in the situations she describes in the lyrics. She might hear Jamiroquai, one of her childhood favorites, in these sounds, and others of us might hear the stuff he was influenced by. In other words: If you find yourself having to share the Sonos right now, Lipa’s album is the elation-maker that may go viral with the whole household. The rest of her production collaborators probably deserve the same shout-out that Bhasker gets in the opener. © 2021 NME is a member of the media division of BandLab Technologies. But those elements aren’t the whole of the album’s self-pronounced nostalgia. In the end, after calling it a great disco record, we might also call “Future Nostalgia” a great MTV-era album that just happens to be not of the MTV era. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa on AllMusic - 2020 - In 2017, after years of promotional buildup and… Future Nostalgia is Dua Lipa cementing her status. Her first single Be The One was a game-changing pop anthem championing self-belief and … It’d be overstating it by a mile to say that “Future Nostalgia” will inspire great waves of Lipa-mania — we are far too into a fractured post-MTV world for that. What Lipa and her collaborators have borrowed more than the distinct sounds of the ‘80s and ‘90s is the carefree attitude that could produce a smash like “I Want to Dance With Somebody Who Loves Me,” a song that might get eaten alive in today’s harder-edged pop climate. It will make you nostalgic for a time when humans gathered in groups of two or more, to dance or even to do things which, when briefly invoked in lyrics, earn an otherwise innocent album an explicit language label. Dua Lipa has really stepped up her game with sophomore album, ‘Future Nostalgia’.. At twice the length, her eponymous debut album’s medley of typical dancefloor fillers, predictable sad songs and singalongs, doesn’t quite captivate the listener throughout. At the turn of the decade, she returned with her sophomore effort, Future Nostalgia. The very fact that it takes so long for Future Nostalgia to first stumble goes to show that it is not your regular singles-based pop record, but a beast of a rather different kind. The female experience is one colours ‘Future Nostalgia’ from start to finish, be that through a sense of empowerment or observations on the inequality women face. But that just makes her achieving her mission all the more important. Later, on ‘Good In Bed’, Lipa crafts a summery, jaunty pop earworm on which she talks about getting “good pipe in the moonlight”. Pretty much the whole of “Future Nostalgia” is just so damn happy, befitting her relationship change from “It’s complicated” or “It sucks” on her 2017 debut to “It rocks” in the intervening time frame. “I wanted to make music that takes your mind away from that,” Lipa told Vogue Australia recently. 8. Released 27 March 2020 on Warner. “You want what now looks like / Let me give you a taste,” she purrs on the title track from her second album. Album Reviews: Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia. From the opening tip of “Future Nostalgia,” the pop singer is on-point, performing in an assertive, tongue-n-cheek, chanted style on the verses. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. Well, nine of the 11 do. Her point is clear – girls have to grow up much faster than their male peers, who largely get to remain blissfully oblivious to the violence of the world until a later age. Then there’s last year’s stone-cold banger ‘Don’t Start Now’, a kind of counterpart to ‘New Rules’ that finds her delivering instructions to an ex: “Don’t show up/Don’t come out/Don’t start caring about me now.” It’s powerful pop perfection. March 26, 2020 by Jamie Parmenter. Baylee: Future Nostalgia is the emotional remedy we’ve all been searching for. “You wanna turn it up loud, Future Nostalgia is the name…” The world looks drastically different than how it did just over four months ago when Dua Lipa dropped “Don’t Start Now,” the lead track off of her sophomore studio album.. Whatever reservations Dua Lipa may have had about releasing an album during a global crisis can be forgotten—we needed to dance it out (Not to count out octogenarians, either.). For those of us with longer musical and institutional memories, we may remember it as a tune that brought a certain kind of deep groove and attitudinal buoyancy back onto the radio at a time we needed it most, which is anytime at all. On this one, the thick bass that dominates other parts of the album gives way to retro-electro synth stylization and a cooing chorus line — “I know you ain’t a female alpha” — that you can easily imagine coming out of the mouths of babes like Vanity 6 or Sheila E. In that track, she gives a shout-out to producer Jeff Bhasker (“I know you like this beat, ‘cause Jeff been doin’ the damn thing”), and it may be at that point that you start to worry just a little, as you realize that it’s the only credit Bhasker has on the album. The songs are all sturdy; they have to be when the predecessors to … Music reviews: Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia. The confidence in her voice gives you no reason to doubt her.