Rising British singer Dua Lipa reveals a deeper side to her songwriting on new ballad “Thinking ‘Bout You.” The accompanying video is a split screen of Lipa as “disheveled pop star” – loose hoodie, makeup in tact, laying on bed – but there is nothing staged about her bluesy vocals on the lovelorn song.
Over a spare acoustic guitar, Lipa delivers the indelible opening line: “Three a.m. and my neighbors hate me.” Not unlike Amy Winehouse spitting her Tanqueray, Lipa evokes desperation when she lists the ways she’s used weed and work as emotional stents. “This time Mary Jane won’t save me/ I’ve been working later, I’ve been drinking stronger/ I’ve been smoking deeper but the memories won’t stop.”
The 21-year-old singer’s debut album Dua Lipa comes out in June and features a cowrite from producer Emile Haynie, who notably worked on Lana Del Rey’s new song “Love.” Lipa has already released five singles from the album, including “Hotter Than Hell,” “Be The One,” and “Blow Your Mind (Mwah).” Lipa’s most recent contribution was on Dutch electronic dance music producer Martin Garrix’s single “Scared to Be Lonely,” which is Number 88 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart.
Ahead of Lipa’s album release, the singer will headline a U.S. tour beginning Friday, February 24th in Chicago.
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Dua Lipa Tour Dates
February 24th – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
February 25th – Detroit, MI @ Shelter
February 27 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
March 1st – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
March 2nd – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore Philadelphia
March 4th – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
March 5th – Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
March 7th – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
March 8th – Orlando, FL @ The Social
March 9th – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
March 11th – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Bronze Peacock
March 12th – Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
March 14th – Phoenix, AX @ Crescent Ballroom
March 15th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theatre
March 17th – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall