Dua Lipa Reviewed

Megan Jamora, Staff

Dua Lipa’s self-titled album is out and it is definitely one of the best records to come out by a female artist this year.

Opening with the track “Genesis,” the electric, poppy vibe of the song brings something new to the table.

The lyrics “Tell me that it’s not the end of us / How can we go back the beginning?” gives a touch of vulnerability to the start of the album. A soulful favorite, “Be the One,” is a relatable slow jam. The passionate vocals make this tune a definite highlight.

Song after song, this album redefines the pop genre by bringing in darker and more personal lyrics that make each song a good one to cry or jump to. The highly empowering “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” is another favorite. As the verses escalate into a beat dropping chorus, a wave of shimmering vocals and catchy rhythms capture the pop essence of the record.

The next song, “Garden,” embodies the feeling of being lost. The piano notes echoing throughout and the subtle use of automated sounds in this song displays the gloomier side of the record with daunting lyrics.

A well-known single, “New Rules,” is a tune about moving on. The catchy lyrics of the chorus “I got new rules, I count ’em / I gotta tell them to myself” is a reminder of those wanting to avoid heartbreak.

This song successfully combines a whirlwind of electronic sounds that make it sound effortlessly beautiful. Altogether, the dark pop vibe of this record makes it a must-have— the combination of soul, passion and pop blend together wonderfully in its creation. This album makes a great listen for music-lovers everywhere.