2020 may have not turned out the way that Dua Lipa had expected or wanted, but what it has enabled her to do was release so much new music. On top of releasing her highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Future Nostalgia’, she also put out the remix album ‘Club Future Nostalgia’ which featured the likes of Madonna, Missy Elliott, Gwen Stefani and Mark Ronson, and now she’s got another new single to add to that list.
‘Fever’ featuring Belgian singer-songwriter Angèle is a shiny and minimalistic pop moment. Relying less on punchy production like ‘Don’t Start Now’ and ‘Physical’, this song strips it all back to give you pure seduction. With atmospheric synths and a rhythmic pop beat added to drive a latin influence into the production, it keeps this real flirty edge throughout the full duration, and builds gradually.
Capturing the flirtatious and gushy energy of having a crush on someone, they have you immediately going to that place mentally and resonating with them. “I’ve got a fever, so can you check? Hand on my forehead, kiss my neck. And when you touch me, baby, I turn red. I’ve got a fever, so can you check?” she sings during the chorus.
‘Fever’ was not the type of single that I expected Dua Lipa to pull out right now, but it’s one I’m VERY on board with.