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"Last Dance" is a song by Dua Lipa. It was released on February 8, 2016. Lipa wrote the song with Stephen "Koz" Kozmeniuk and Talay Riley, with Kozmeniuk handling the song's production. It served as the third single for Lipa's self-titled debut album, Dua Lipa.

Compostion Edit

"Last Dance" is a chillwave and synth-pop song featuring a "dance-heavy" and electronic production that some compared to that of Major Lazer and Justin Bieber. The song then builds up to an electronic segment of the song that puts Lipa's vocals in center focus. Lyrically, "Last Dance" finds Lipa "[e]xploring a particularly intense relationship that could crash and burn at a milliseconds notice". The song moves at 136 beats per minute.

Critical reception Edit

Robin Murray of Clash praised the single, writing that the single has "innate energy and a real pop intelligence." Bianca Gracie of Idolator wrote that the song "will immediately hit you at your waistline, thanks to the 20-year-old's sultry and bold vocals." She additionally called it a "future festival staple." Jessica Boyle of Pulse Media praised Lipa's "husky vocals."

Music Video Edit

The music video for "Last Dance", directed by Jon Brewer and Ian Blair, premiered on 18 March 2016. The video was filmed in California's rainforests in December 2015, and features Lipa running around a "technicoloured forest".

Credits and personnel Edit

Credits adapted from the liner notes of the deluxe edition of Dua Lipa.

RecordingEdit

  • Recorded at KasaKoz Studios, Toronto
  • Vocals recorded at TaP Studio / Strongroom 7, London
  • Mixed at BabelFish Studios
  • Mastered at Metropolis Studios, London

PersonnelEdit

  • Dua Lipa – vocals
  • Stephen "Koz" Kozmeniuk – production, keyboards, programming, backing vocals
  • Matty Green – mixing
  • Michael Sonier – engineering assistance
  • Matt Vlahovich – additional keyboards
  • Talay Riley – backing vocals
  • John Davis – mastering

Lyrics Edit

Fatal, this attraction, yeah we might just end up crashin'
But I'm ready if it happens with you
Meet me out in Cali when I'm far away from family
And I need someone to hold onto

You're the only thing I know
And I don't wanna let this go
Close to you are I feel, feel like I'm at home
Can't wait 'til we're alone

We were built to last
We were built like that
Baby take my hand
Tighten this romance
We could burn and crash
We could take a chance
Holdin' nothin' back
Like it's our last dance

Like it's our last dance
Like it's our last dance

My eyes wide open, fallin' in and out of focus
Pressure flowin' like a river in my head
Crying, you ain't with me and it's floodin' the whole city
While my soul's burnin' like a cigarette

You're the only thing I know
And I don't wanna let this go
Close to you are I feel, feel like I'm at home
Can't wait 'til we're alone

We were built to last
We were built like that
Baby take my hand
Tighten this romance
We could burn and crash
We could take a chance
Holdin' nothin' back
Like it's our last dance

Like it's our last dance
Like it's our last dance
Like it's our last dance
Like it's our last dance

Way too soon to feel so strong
Way too young to hurt so long, I'm hurtin'
Was it worth it?
Way too soon to feel so strong
Way too young to hurt so long, I'm hurtin'
Was it worth it?

Like it's our last dance
Like it's our last dance
Like it's our last dance

I'll fall in love
I'll fall in love
I'll fall in love
I'll fall in love
I'll fall in love
I'll fall in love
I'll fall in love

Music video Edit

Dua Lipa - Last Dance (Official Video)

Dua Lipa - Last Dance (Official Video)