Future Nostalgia: An Album to Make Your Quarantine Less Boring


Album cover for Dua Lipa’s album “Future Nostalgia.”

By Alli Lipsit, Staff Writer

With all this crazy quarantine stuff going on, I was glad I had something to look forward to, Dua Lipa‘s newest album “Future Nostalgia” which came out on March 27.  I’ll admit, however, I’m sort of a “fake fan.” I didn’t really listen to many Dua Lipa songs, prior to her song “Don’t Start Now” becoming a recently popular TikTok song.

After hearing the song and liking it, then looking it up on Spotify, I realized it was a part of Dua Lipa’s new album “Future Nostalgia.”

I’ve never heard a Dua Lipa song I didn’t like, and I was happy to find something to look forward to. So, a couple of days after “Future Nostalgia” was released, I took the time to play through all the songs on the album. Overall, I’d give the album a solid 8.75/10, and I would encourage anyone who likes pop music to give the album a shot, because after going through the whole album, I only find two songs I didn’t like, “Pretty Please” and “Cool.”

Both the songs were kind of boring and sounded like Dua Lipa needed another two songs to have a full album, so she just wrote what came to her head and added cool sound effects in the background to make it a full song, but every other song is truly amazing. The whole album has a futuristic/space theme, and I love it when albums have themes, so I thought that was really cool.

I really love the song “Break My Heart,” it makes you want to get up and dance around and was just really uplifting (contrary to the name), and super catchy. It goes from 0-100 so quickly, you’ll definitely have to go back and replay the chorus just to process the full song because it’s that good.

My second favorite song was “Boys Will Be Boys,” which I really loved, because not only was it super catchy and sounded amazing, but it had a great message. Dua Lipa’s a prominent feminist icon for many of her female fans, and past songs like “IDGAF” and “New Rules” have been particularly empowering among her supporters. Unlike these past hits, “Boys Will Be Boys,” was directly sending a message to her listeners, about the dangers of the phrase “Boys Will Be Boys,” which I love.

Some of my other favorites from the album are”Hallucinate,” “Levitate,” and “Future Nostalgia” which are compelling and some of the best features of this album. Dua Lipa’s definitely an artist that gets underestimated a lot, but this album really proves just how talented she really is.