Pop singer Dua Lipa released new song “We’re Good” and album Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition) on Feb. 11, along with a Titanic inspired vintage glam music video. The song tackles the issue of trying to get a clean break when ending a relationship – which gets complicated. Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” found widespread success as a breakup bop, and “We’re Good” follows up on this song by providing a different approach to a breakup.
The song is fun, empowering, and catchy. The lyrics that could easily become the mantra of a breakup anthem, especially for when you’re wanting to take the diplomatic approach. Dua Lipa’s luxurious video, directed by Navia Heymann and Gal Muggia, works in conjunction with the song by reminding us to stay classy and remember our worth when break up complications inevitably arise.
Dua Lipa gives us vintage ship-wreck luxury
Dua Lipa’s video is all about high-living. From the walls to the dresses, every detail is all about elegance. Dua Lipa knows what she’s worth and accepts nothing less, which is the throughine of the song. In the music video, Dua Lipa is performing her song as evening entertainment for an extravagant dinner, which is emphasized by a focus on lobsters with bow-wrapped claws. Dua Lipa’s outfits further emphasize her worth and dedication to treating yourself like the royalty you are.
The video starts with Dua Lipa in a white dress covered in what looks like diamonds, and later she switches into an intricate emerald green ensemble, insinuating luxury with another precious gem reference. This elegance is heightened, ironically when the chaos begins. When the furniture in the room crashes into the side and the hallways start filling in with water it’s revealed that she was actually performing on the Titanic. This Titanic reference really drives this luxury motif home as everyone knows that ship is synonymous with extravagance.
A breakup bop?
“We’re Good” emphasizes taking the high road in a breakup. The main chorus has strong potential to become a breakup mantra for when you want a clean break. The lyrics show class and understanding, which is the goal for any breakup if possible. We’ve seen a trend of hot girl anthems recently, and this may be Dua Lipa’s contribution to this genre as her lyrics empower women to hold their head high even when things end or get complicated. The song also references the complications that come with a polite breakup, but return to the sentiment of the title to convey a sense of keeping it clean, classy, and simple.
Elli Williams is a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara pursuing a B.A. in Film and Media studies as well as a Professional Writing Minor with an emphasis in Journalism. She is passionate about discussing the latest movies and TV shows. When not binging the latest release, she’s taking pictures, drawing, and planning her next adventure.