Dua Lipa has kicked off a new era with a new single "Don’t Start Now," giving her fans a taste of what they can expect from her sophomore album.
"I chose to put this song out first so I could close one chapter of my life and start another," the UK pop sensation said in a statement provided to Billboard. "Into a new era with a new sound! It’s about moving on and not allowing anyone to get in the way of that. It also felt like a natural first song choice as I made it with the brilliant same crew I made New Rules with."
Lipa goes deep on this new track, singing about moving on from a past relationship. "If you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody/If you wanna believe that anything could stop me," she sings on the funky track, "Don’t show up/Don’t come out/Don’t start caring about me now." She tells her ex-lover "don't start caring about me now" in the catchy hook.
Watch the video for "Don’t Start Now" up top or listen to the track below via Spotify.
Lipa teased a snippet of the new track on October 23.
This is the first single from the artist's sophomore album; there are no further details about the release date or even the title of the forthcoming album. However, Lipa told London-based style outlet The Face that she recorded "50 or 60" songs for her upcoming album. "It would probably be risky if I wasn’t risky with the next record," she said. "I don’t think it would be as fun if I tried to recreate the first record. As an artist, you constantly want to grow and change your perspective and try something new."
2019 has been kind to Lipa. The London-born artist won Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording for "Electricity"' with Silk City at this year’s Grammy Awards. She also released “Swan Song” for the Alita: Battle Angel soundtrack earlier this year.