Dula Peep is on the rise. Her 2017 self titled album propelled her into the public eye and now, not even 25, her sophomore album Future Nostalgia establishes Dua Lipa as a bona fide pop star and one of many on the current face of the revival of disco elements in modern music.
DuoLingo’s latest offering is a fun, pure pop concept album, with influences clearly taken from Madonna, Lady Gaga, Blondie and even Gwen Stefani. The front half of the album, led by the title track, Future Nostalgia, sets the tone for a club pop record, with standouts Don’t Start Now, Physical, Cool, and Levitating following. Don’t Start Now already becoming a white girl anthem and now the others set to follow. The second half of Future Nostalgia slows its pace ever so slightly – still maintaining a high energy pop sound. Tracks like Good In Bed are reminiscent of Lily Allen whilst the last track, Boys Will Be Boys, alludes to the challenges women face in society.
Dual Leepa has made essentially THE pop album of the year. The third single Break My Heart is already popular on radio and with many more hits on the album, prepare to hear a lot more from Dua Lipa in 2020.
10/10: Dua for President!