SINGLE REVIEW: Dua Lipa – Swan Song

With the release of ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ only a couple of weeks away, the blockbuster has decided to finally drop their lead theatrical single which is as empowering as you expected. Dua Lipa brings ‘Swan Song’ to life in a very theatrical and experimental way. The song isn’t your classic lead single because it strays away from the mainstream formula meaning that it will probably struggle to get airplay or chart traction. But the angsty and diverse sound compliments the concept of the film well. With each listen I start to enjoy the drastic breakdowns and production quirks more and more. She asks the important questions; “What is the point of my lips if they don’t make noise? What is the point of doing nothing at all, watching it fall?” whilst exploring her freedom.  And then admits, “I won’t stay quiet, I won’t stay quiet. Cause staying silents the same as dying”. It’s a very empowering concept that is unique in it’s own way. But it’s a song that won’t be for everyone and with each listen I seem to have a drastic different opinion on it. There’s just something about it which isn’t great but there’s also something about it which is so interesting. 

 

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