After serving up smash after smash, one of the year’s best albums and a remix album, with a live spectacle still to come in the form of Studio 2054, the 25-year-old pop superstar isn’t letting up anytime soon – and this time around, she’s bringing along a friend.
On Friday (October 30), Dua added again to the digital deluxe edition of Future Nostalgia after her DaBaby remix of “Levitating” with “Fever,” a collaboration with Belgian singer Angèle, who had a massive smash with “Tout Oublier” back in 2018, breaking Stromae‘s chart record, as well as 2019’s No. 1 feminist anthem, “Balance ton quoi,” featured on her No. 1 debut Brol. She was also part of Lady Gaga‘s Together at Home this year. Basically, she’s very cool – and Dua’s very good at doing all of the “Cool” things. Who better to have a crossover moment with than Miss Peep?
The Ian Kirkpatrick-produced, Julia Michaels co-penned bilingual track offers a much different vibe than Dua’s standout 2020 effort, recalling something closer in spirit to her 2017 self-titled debut as opposed to the retro disco-inspired follow-up. Once the beat of that chorus really kicks in by the second go-around, it touches on something familiar – a Euro dance hit of the early ’00s, possibly?
“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,” Dua declares, adding to the great legacy of burnin’ up anthems, including Kylie‘s own “Fever” – and Dua’s own “Hotter Than Hell.” (Normally that would be a nice thing to offer, but in this time of social distancing, go ahead and check your own temp, kids.)
That post-chorus melody might be the best part: “Tell me what you wanna do right now / ‘Cause I don’t really wanna cool it down.” It’s tres sexy – and there’s still a music video on the way.
Between this, the new songs teased on Club Future Nostalgia and the promise of that Normani song eventually seeing light of day, all signs point to a Future Nostalgia: Side B moment happening sometime very soon. Dua don’t stop now!
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