Following The Rules

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Have you seen the music video for Dua Lipa’s new song New Rules? Wrong question to start with.

Have you heard New Rules by Dua Lipa? Because you should. It’s amazing.

I hate to say this, but it was one of those songs that I used to skip past whenever it first came out as the single for her new album. I’m not sure why, but I don’t think I ever fully listened to the song entirely. And then I started seeing screenshots from the music video, which looked amazing, all over the internet and I kind of kept it away, in the back of my mind. Like I’d get around to it.


Yesterday, I got around to it. And it’s phenomenal. The first time I heard the whole song was the first time I saw the music video and I wanted to slap myself for each time I pressed next when it showed up. The video just adds that extra ‘holy moly’ factor to this tune.



How?? Like the song, based on production value alone, is something else. And then, acknowledging the obvious fact that she isn’t singing live, there’s a whole effortlessness to the whole way Dua Lipa delivers the song. And then the aesthetic of the video as a whole is beautiful. The girls are amazing, not just as dancers but as actresses too. It’s a beautiful music video, and I love the female empowerment and support that’s depicted. I’m all for that.

Song wise, it’s been in my head all day at university. Non-stop. Especially the pre chorus, the rules you could say. Pro tip; the pre chorus is a great section, rhythm wise, to speed walk when the public transport system fails you yet again and you get off your train half an hour later than usual and need to get to class quick sticks.

And then the chorus! Headphones surely recommended, but I feel like this is just as effective played really, really loudly on my laptop after a long day, which is exactly what I did today. And what I will surely be doing tomorrow.

This is crazy stuff coming from an English chick who was signed to Warner Music Group in 2015 after being discovered on YouTube posting covers. She’s doing so well for herself. I can’t even find her original YouTube channel due to the huge amount of fan accounts, update accounts, international accounts, edit accounts, you get the deal.


In 2016, The Fader commissioned a documentary all about Dua , which you can watch here. And then in January this year, she released her first album. The same month, she featured on Martin Garrix’s track, Scared To Be Lonely, which is another incredible song, you should definitely check it out, but I’m sure you’re familiar with it.

I’m also getting really excited listening to her music, knowing that in 2018, I’ll get to see her live as the opening act for Bruno Mars! Hopefully she decides to announce some side shows while she’s in Melbourne, because I would definitely love to see a whole live show from her. If her songs, and the overall feel of this music video is anything to go by, I’m positive it would be amazing!



I have news! This time tomorrow I will be on my way to see Dean Lewis live! If you haven’t heard of Dean, he’s an amazing Australia singer who’s song Waves literally blew up all over the country, and got pretty famous over in the UK. Hopefully he gets to tour the US soon too, because this guys voice is scary good. I’m so excited to see him live, back at The Howler, where I saw Gretta Ray back in April.

I’m so ready for another pulled pork burger.

But yes. I’m seeing Dean lived tomorrow, and I will definitely be taking some photos to share with you guys, and I’ll be writing a whole post all about the experience!

Let me know what you think of Dua Lipa in the comments below!






  1. LeniSonck

    Dua Lipa is so amazing! I can’t wait to see her live in november! Love your blogpost, New Rules still isn’t my favourite song by Dua (Garden is) but the video definitely made the song something really cool and special!

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