Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Get to know more about Dua Lipa
Every facet of Dua Lipa's music - the way she pulls from contemporary hip-hop, classic soul and pop and reshapes them into her own crimson sound - accentuates the visual world that’s naturally building around her. Planet Dua is a mosaic of styles, guided by her magnetic tendency to pull in eclectic influences around her and sculpt them into her own creations. It’s reflected in her fashion and visuals, a haute gypsy amalgam of studded custom leather jackets, dazzling lens flare, long pale dresses, dusky florals, and dreamlike aesthetics. It’s a picture of thrifted youth.
London-born Dua always knew she wanted to be a singer. With her father, also a musician, as primary influence, Dua’s musical upbringing was one of wild contrasts; she listened to Destiny’s Child, hip-hop, Tupac and Biggie, while her dad nurtured her with Bob Dylan and David Bowie.
The hefty presence of rock, r’n’b, pop and rap quickly became telling factors, and a young Dua was soon singing with students twice her age at The Sylvia Young Theatre School. At the age of thirteen,
Dua’s family moved back to Kosovo, but she longed to be back in London, singing and being surrounded by others who wanted to do the same. Two years later, she convinced her parents to let
her move back alone, staying with friends and heading straight back to Sylvia Young. The craziness of trying to make music work at the same time as leading an anarchic, independent adolescent lifeended up becoming both a gift and a burden for her writing sessions. She worked everywhere, from shops to restaurant hostessing to nightclub doors to modelling, and the dramas of every night
became something that she wanted to write about.
Now at the age of 21, Dua’s deep, smoky voice and rhythmic flow has taken her into studios in London, LA, Stockholm, New York and Toronto, and into sessions with Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey, FKA Twigs) and Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow, Charli XCX). The adventure itself has become an inspiration, and her sound has become the pure, impressionable and passionate sound of a London-raised girl consuming the world first hand and then expressing it in her own flavour.
Her biggest single, Blow Your Mind (Mwah) has entered the Top 40 at US Pop Radio. Dua's songs has been streamed over 200 million times and gathered over 151 million video views. Her self titled debut studio album will be released on June 2, 2017.
Dua Lipa is coming to Manila for an exclusive showcase and she'll be meeting her Filipino fans for the first time! May 13, 2017 at Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas. Check out Warner Music Philippines on Facebook for details on to get an access to this event.
Catch Dua Lipa's full-set performance at #InTheMix2017 on August 17 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Tickets available at www.smtickets.com