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Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now [UPD]

Various critics viewed the song as a sequel to "New Rules" as both have similar themes whereas "Don't Start Now" proves that the rules created to get over an ex in the former track actually work in a breakup.[47] According to Lipa, the lyrics have a theme of empowerment and are about "moving on" from a past relationship and "not allowing anyone to get in the way of that", while also finding confidence and happiness.[1][48] She celebrates her independence, and uses bullet point instructions to address a needy former lover directly,[49][50][51] with lyrics including, "Don't show up, don't come out / Don't start caring about me now / Walk away, you know how / Don't start caring about me now".[52] Music critic Maura Johnston interpreted the lyrics as "post-breakup rebirth".[36]

Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now


The music video for "Don't Start Now" was filmed on 14 October 2019 in Brooklyn.[55] It was directed by Nabil Elderkin, who had previously worked with Lipa during her 2019 campaign for Yves Saint Laurent's Libre fragrance.[128][129] The video was produced by Eric Brown with Operator Media serving as the production company.[130] Elderkin found inspiration for the treatment by skating around London while listening to the song. He used darker lighting and moods in a balance he felt complimented "Don't Start Now". Various concepts and edits were explored before Lipa and her management signed off on the final cut. Lipa decided at the last minute to use the final scene at the start of the video.[131] The music video premiered on YouTube on 1 November 2019.[132][133]

"However, I still thought I was going to do regular studio sessions and be a regular producer. In my early 20s I worked with many alternative rock bands in that way, doing pre-production and so on. In 2010, I had a hit with a rock band called Plain White T's ('Rhythm Of Love') and the next year with Breathe Carolina ('Blackout'), and then Mark Wilson signed me to Warner Chappell. That's when the world of writing for other artists and writing pop opened up for me. Mark started putting me in sessions with tons of different writers. A few years later, in 2015, I did Jason Derulo's 'Want To Want Me', and everybody started calling!"

Kirkpatrick had successfully made the transition from making music for its own sake to making music for the masses. "When I was very young," he recalls, "I was making music for me. Then when I started producing others, I was more of a chameleon, adapting to the band. Then I moved into pop, a genre I was not a big fan of, but it helped that it can incorporate rock or disco or any kind of genre. I can combine those influences and not always sound the same. Some people say 'I can tell you produced this,' but I don't think I have an identity. I am still a chameleon, working behind the scenes and serving the identity of the artist. Everything I do is my interpretation of what I think an artist should do.

"What motivates me now is believing that a song can do it for everyone, believing that what I'm making is going to be liked by everybody. I've been offered a Benny Blanco kind of deal, with me being a producer/artist, and doing songs under my name featuring Dua or Selena, but for that I'd need an image and a kind of identifiable sound. And I have no idea where to start with that. Would it be disco, or more electronic, like Daft Punk? I don't know. For me all the excitement comes from thinking that many people are going to love the song I'm working on, and that it is something really smart and new. I can't wait for people to hear it!"

Ian Kirkpatrick: "I have met the designers of Cubase, and what I like about their approach is that they're always trying to do new, crazy stuff... I love all the new features. It is so advanced, if you know how to use it, and start to think through its endless capabilities, it is really freeing.

"Other software I use includes Reason, because the synths in it still don't sound like anything else, and I also love all the effects. I use it inside Cubase and Ableton. The latter has a few things that are different than Cubase, like the sampler is really weird and interesting for cutting up stuff and detecting transients. If I'm after a certain sound, I may start a song in Ableton, but everything always gets finished in Cubase, before I send stems to the mixer.

"In general we prefer to start writing songs without the artist in the room, because it's easier for us to go down one road, come back, try something else, and so on. It can be more freeing to just get together with the writers to see what happens. However, Selena Gomez was in the room here for all the songs I did with her. Artists like her and Dua have a strong identity. 'Don't Start Now' would be nothing without Dua's voice and presence.

"A lot of writing involves me sitting in my studio starting new sessions, even though many writers don't like being played tracks, because it kind of corners them if they don't really love the track. The approach varies. When we worked on 'Look At Her Now' with Selena, things were not working, and she wanted something more uptempo. I pulled up a beat I had with a vocal chop, which I had already played to other writers, and nobody liked it. So I was really sweating. But Selena loved it, and so did Julia, so I was like 'thank God!'

In the music video, which has racked up over 400 million views, the pop star dances around a pub, a nightclub, and a masquerade ball. "If you don't wanna see me dancing with somebody," she warns the song's subject, "Don't show up, don't come out / Don't start caring about me now."

"Don't Start Now" is a song recorded by Dua Lipa, released as the lead single from her second studio album, Future Nostalgia.[1][2][3] The song was written by Caroline Ailin, Emily Warren, its producer Ian Kirkpatrick and Lipa, who chose "Don't Start Now" as the "natural first song choice" from Future Nostalgia to allow her to start a new chapter in her life. It was then released on 1 November 2019 through Warner Records on digital platforms globally and contemporary hit radio in the United Kingdom.[4]The song impacted the same format in the United States on 5 November. "Don't Start Now" is a nu-disco song with influences of Eurodance. The lyrics of the song involve Lipa addressing an ex-lover about moving on from a relationship.

"Don't Start Now" was written by Lipa, Caroline Ailin, Emily Warren and its producer Ian Kirkpatrick. The group had previously worked together on "New Rules", the sixth single from her eponymous debut studio album (2017). Lipa felt that the release of the song was a "natural" choice that would allow her to start a new chapter in her life, and chose it to be the lead single from Future Nostalgia.[7] 041b061a72


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