Miss Dua Lipa, the Queen that just keeps on giving.
As previously mentioned: It’s evidently not enough that Dua has already blessed us with Future Nostalgia, one of best albums of the past year. Or that she also given us a remix album and transported us to Studio 2054.
No. Miss Dua said I most give them more!
Specifically, Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition), an expanded version of her Grammy-nominated sophomore album, including all the LP’s original tracks plus new single “We’re Good,” “If It Ain’t Me,” “Not My Problem” with JID and the non-remixed version of “That Kind of Woman.” The expanded set also features previously released singles “Prisoner” featuring Miley Cyrus, “Fever” with Angèle and “Un Día” with J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Tainy.
All of the bounses are varying levels of great (I can’t get enough of “If It Ain’t Me“), but for now let’s focus on the brand new single: “We’re Good,” produced by SLY.
The “Levitating” songstress is straying far away from the euphoric dance-driven pop of Future Nostalgia and instead offering up a more left-of center, quirky, super breezy banga, which, if anything, feels like a call back to her debut LP with shades of P!nk.
“We’re not meant to be like sleeping and cocaine/ So let’s at least agree to go our separate ways…,” Dua declares on the chorus. “Not gonna judge you when you’re with somebody else/ As long as you swear you won’t be pissed when I do it myself/ Let’s end it like we should and say we’re good.”
It’s a break-up anthem that feels throughly fresh and sultry all at once.
“I think sonically, it felt the riskiest because I don’t even know what it is,” Dua told Zane Lowe on Apple Music. “It’s like pop with a little bit of a trap beat. It’s got an interesting Bossa Nova style. I don’t even know how you explain it or how you would start to describe what a song like that is. It just is. And that for me was probably the most scariest, but I think the content of the song is really interesting. It’s having that amicable breakup that I think everybody kind of wants. It’s like that clean break isn’t lacking, move on. We’re good. You can’t be upset if I move on. I can’t be upset if you move on. You know what I mean? And I think a lot of the time it’s that part of a breakup that – It gets lost in translation. Yeah. When things are ego-driven, that’s immediately when it’s over, but yeah, just the amicable breakup.”
Really, this is an unexpected yet refreshing move for Dua: Rather than attempting to one-up her dance-ready collection of thumpers on Future Nostalgia, she’s swerved a little left and headed straight into a classic pop route, instead.I Stan a Queen that keeps us on our toes!
Dua Lipa’s new single “We’re Good” is available on all streaming services now!