Chart Mondays: Dua Lipa - New Rules

14 August Critic Jonni 0 Comments


New Rules - Dua Lipa |

I've nearly reviewed this music video a couple of times since it's been on my YouTube recommendations for weeks; however, I'm not a fan of Dua Lipa and haven't really enjoyed her music she has released previously but OMG this song is pure fire and the music video is a killer in every way. I saw her perform at Birmingham Pride - check out my reviews of the event on Fuzzable, Fox & Squirrel Photography, and Electric Mode. Yet, this video just puts her as an iconic figure in the music industry and I can't wait to see what the future brings for her, especially as this song is rising to the top of the UK Chart, where it deserves to be. At the moment "Feels" by Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean is at the top, knocking off that Spanglish song we all know and love. This one is set to rise but is currently at number five. Watch Dua Lipa in Miami's Confidante Hotel as she tries to make up her mind whether she should give her ex a second chance or not in this brilliant music video for "New Rules".

Dua Lipa first came on the scene through YouTube after she posted covers of her favourite songs - this is usually where talent is spotted nowadays, let's be honest. This female singer has proven her worth as she continues to bring out chart hits and has worked her way up to the top. Her collaboration with Sean Paul on "No Lie" definitely boosted her fame around the world. This song is my favourite from her to date, even if today was the first time I've seen the video - now I can't stop watching. The song was written by Caroline Ailin, Emily Warren, and Ian Kirkpatrick.

Directed by Henry Scholfield, this music video is a pure performance profile visual from start to finish. The inspiration came from a Naomi Campbell photo shoot with Versace, where she's on the back of another woman - it reference women looking out for each other and this music video is exactly that.

From the very start, we see Dua Lipa considering her ex whilst she's in the hotel room, but as the music video continues we see her confidence as the pre-chorus is repeated - which we totally love. The second take she is styled sexily and agrees with her girls whilst singing along, whereas the first take she's ready to take that guy back.

They head to the pool and she is fierce completely because she's told her new rules to herself again and again. As the third pre-chorus comes along, she's telling the exact same advice her friends told her to another friend who is trying to make the same decision she was.

It's a brilliant music video with plenty of stuff going on. Dua Lipa proves that she has everything going for her and that she's meant to be this massive force within the music industry - and boy does she not disappoint. This music video is everything and will be one we will continue to remember years later.
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