Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now – Album Review (Single)

Dua Lipa album cover Future Nostalgia

Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now – Album Review (Single)

Genre: Pop

DON’T START NOW
Dua Lipa
Caroline Ailin & Ian Kirkpatrick, producers; Josh Gudwin, Drew Jurecka & Ian Kirkpatrick, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer


If you haven’t heard “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa there is a chance you have been living under a rock, which for 2020 is an excusable decision. The single from the album Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa’s second studio album, is an instant classic that will likely be played by every wedding DJ for the next 30 years. 

The pop sensible tune is groove bass and has an under current of Daft Punk with the melodic sensibility of a band like Two Door Cinema Club. The production work nods to the pop tunes of the 1980’s in a way that grabs the listeners attention from the start. The development of Dua Lipa as a vocalist has really taken this song and the album to the next level for Lipa. That growth is apparent in the success of “Don’t Start Now” and has earned Dua Lipa Grammy Nominations for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. 

Reaching number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Charts has become Lipa most notable accomplishment as she had not previously reached that level in any chart. In the US the top 10 success lasted for 20 weeks, and reached the top 10 in 40 countries. 

Lyrics:

If you don’t wanna see me

Did a full 180, crazy

Thinking ’bout the way I was

Did the heartbreak change me? Maybe

But look at where I ended up

I’m all good already

So moved on, it’s scary

I’m not where you left me at all, so

If you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody

If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

Don’t show up, don’t come out

Don’t start caring about me now

Walk away, you know how

Don’t start caring about me now

Aren’t you the guy who tried to

Hurt me with the word “goodbye”?

Though it took some time to survive you

I’m better on the other side

I’m all good already

So moved on, it’s scary

I’m not where you left me at all, so

If you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody

If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

Don’t show up, don’t come out

Don’t start caring about me now

Walk away, you know how

Don’t start caring about me now (’bout me now, ’bout me)

Oh, oh

Don’t come out, out, out

Don’t show up, up, up

Don’t start now (oh)

Oh, oh

Don’t come out, out

I’m not where you left me at all, so

If you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody

If you wanna believe that anything could stop me

Don’t show up (don’t show up), don’t come out (don’t come out)

Don’t start caring about me now (’bout me now)

Walk away (walk away), you know how (you know how)

Don’t start caring about me now (so)

Oh, oh

Don’t come out, out, out

Don’t show up, up, up

Walk away, walk away (so)

Oh, oh

Don’t come out, out, out

Don’t show up, up, up

Walk away, walk away, oh


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