Review: Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa
4.0Overall Score

Over the past year and a half, Dua Lipa has quickly become one of the most exciting new names in pop music. Her hits ‘Hotter Than Hell’, ‘Blow Your Mind (Mwah!)’ and ‘Be The One’ have each helped the star stand out from the crowd and now, the singer has finally released her debut self-titled album – and it’s exactly the album we hoped she’d release.

What makes this album special is the singer’s ability to strike an emotional nerve while packaging her emotive lyrics in a fluffy pop pillow. Each song tells a story and is necessary on the album – something most artists don’t seem to get right. Dua Lipa had a hand in writing almost every song on the record making it quite personal. It’s because the songs mean so much to her that makes this album so special. Her passion shines brightly and it helps audiences connect to the message she is trying to get out.

As mentioned, the songs are beautifully produced. The singer has delivered some incredibly radio-friendly hooks that quickly become earworms – and I think that’s what pop music is about in this day and age. It’s all about connecting with audiences emotionally while they’re still able to rock out. This can clearly be seen in the unapologetic track ‘Blow Your Mind (Mwah!)’, the epic break-up track ‘New Rules’ and Chris Martin-assisted love song ‘Homesick’.

However, it’s Dua Lipa’s hauntingly strong vocal that really sets her apart. Her vocal is clear, bold and emotive and, honestly, the pop space has been missing a talent like this. Her voice is flawlessly able to manoeuvre between the emotional ballads to the anthemic pop bangers and at only 21 years of age, I have a feeling Dua Lipa has a lot more up her sleeve. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if she quickly becomes one of this generation’s biggest pop stars.

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