If you too thought Be The One was one of last year’s best releases (the video has received over 3m YouTube plays so there’s a fair chance I’m not in the minority), then you’ll strike gold with the 19 year old Londoner’s latest which arrives hot on the heels of a string of recent live dates across the UK.
An album is set to arrive later this year and the talented singer-songwriter and BBC Sound of 2016 finalist has a clear focus on what it’s all about for her.
“I want people to see a piece of me. I want people to have an insight into everything that’s happened over the last few years while I was writing the album and actually really get to know me. It’s been good because when I released ‘New Love’ and ‘Be The One’, I had people say, ‘That really relates to me’. I want people to have that feeling and I want people to know that they’re not alone in all this and that we all go through the same fucking shit. That’s the main goal. For this album I want to be as truthful as possible, then all the club shit can come later.”
Taking all that into consideration, Last Dance is an absolute banger, melding atmospheric bass, slow-burning synths and late-night Balearic beats but, first and foremost, giving Dua Lipa all the space she needs to let those husky, soulful pipes commandeer a whole new legion of fans to the dancefloor.