Dua Lipa, today’s Queen of the solid pop tune. The Kosovan-British twenty year-old burst onto the music scene in a riot of colour late last year with debut single, New Love. With a soaring, silky voice and pounding drums, the songstress’ presence is extraordinary. And we’re extremely happy the festival world has caught on. Dua is set to play Dot To Dot, Wireless, Secret Garden Party and Glastonbury, to name a few.
Dua’s strong, effortless vocals have drawn particular parallels to pop queen Lana Del Rey. But Dua Lipa has been quick to quash these certain comparisons, insisting the only thing notable in comparison is the fact they share the same management. Instead, like Alessia Cara, she’s managed to channel the “dark pop” vibe, which will go down rather nicely this festival season.
Moving overseas to the UK on her own at only fifteen, Dua Lipa found herself at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School whilst trying to make her own music, and recording covers for Soundcloud and YouTube. Having wrote all of her songs independently bar one, the London based singer-songwriter has admitted that most of her influence for writing songs came from love and relationships, but also from the sleepless party nights and the drama that ensued in her teenage years of working as a night club hostess.
Fast forward to this year, Dua Lipa has had quite the journey so far, as she successfully made the long-list for the BBC’s Sound of 2016 and has also announced that her debut album will be released later this year.
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Not bad going for the new kid on the block! It will be fascinating to see where the “Be The One” singer takes her career next, and we can 100% recommend catching Dua at festivals this summer.