Love Again (Dua Lipa song)

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"Love Again"
Song by Dua Lipa
from the album Future Nostalgia
Released27 March 2020 (2020-03-27)
  • Nu-disco
  • electro
  • dance-pop
  • Dua Lipa
  • Clarence Coffee Jr.
  • Stephen Kozmeniuk
  • Chelcee Grimes
  • Bing Crosby
  • Max Wartell
  • Irving Wallman
  • Koz
Lyric video
"Love Again" on YouTube

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"Love Again" is a song by English singer Dua Lipa from her second studio album Future Nostalgia (2020), serving as the eighth track of the album. The song was written by Lipa alongside Clarence Coffee Jr., Chelcee Grimes and the song's producer Stephen Kozmeniuk, with additional production from Stuart Price. It samples Al Bowlly's "My Woman", thus Bing Crosby, Max Wartell and Irving Wallman are credited as writers. Musically, it is a nu-disco, electro and dance-pop song and is about falling in love again after a messy breakup. Lipa stated that it is her favourite song on Future Nostalgia.

Upon the release of Future Nostalgia, "Love Again" received mostly positive reviews from critics with many complimenting the songs' sample and its production. Commercially, the song entered official charts in Spain, Portugal, Slovakia and Lithuania, despite not being released as a single. It received a lyric video on 9 April 2020.


"Love Again" was registered to Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) in August 2019.[1] The song registered had an alternate title of "You Got Me In Love Again" and only credited Lipa, Clarence Coffee Jr., Chelcee Grimes and Stephen Kozmeniuk as writers.[1] Bing Crosby, Max Wartell and Irving Wallman were later added as writers due to a sample of "Your Woman" by White Town.[2] Although, according to Jyoti Mishra of White Town, Lipa never contacted him for use of the sample, which is due to "Your Woman"'s sample of Al Bowlly's "My Woman".[3] However, Mishra praised the song, called Lipa "talented" and said "I think there's magic in old samples. Even though 'Love Again' is a brand new song, it's got this level of nostalgia in it."[3] Lipa spoke about the song's inspiration writing "it wasn’t written for anyone in particular, but it was like a manifestation of allowing love and good energy into my life because I was going through a little rough patch. It was that point where I didn’t know that I could love again."[4] In an interview with British GQ, Lipa called "Love Again" her favourite song on Future Nostalgia.[5]

A relationship hadn't worked out for me, and I wrote this when I felt like there was no light. It was a song for me, to give myself a little cuddle, and was about being hopeful that I would fall in love again. We already had these beautiful strings, then [Miami producer and songwriter] Clarence Coffee Jr. had the genius idea of adding in a sample of 'Your Woman' by White Town. That really gave the song the push it needed, because we definitely needed a more dancey element. I wrote it at a difficult time, but sometimes songs help you get out of certain situations. It’s like cheap therapy, and I think this is my favourite song on the record.

— Lipa, "Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa Editors Notes", Apple Music.[6]


"Love Again" was composed in 4
common time in the key of B minor with a tempo of 116 beats per minute.[7] It runs for four minutes and eighteen seconds and Lipa's vocals span from E3 to A5.[8] The song samples "Your Woman" by White Town, which in turn samples "My Woman" by Al Bowlly.[3] Entertainment Weekly categorized "Love Again" as a disco song as well as commenting of it's production and lyrics saying "its swooning strings adding an emotional edge to Lipa's proclamations of rediscovered love."[9] Slant Magazine called it a dance-pop song with "lush orchestral swells" and "canned strings" as well as describing it as a "dizzying dance-floor filler."[10] Wonderland called it a pop song with a "classical" sound "where the previously scared of love Lipa is now head over heels navigating her feelings."[11] Stereogum agreed that it is a disco song while also calling it "orchestral".[12] Spectrum Culture argued that it is an electro song.[13] Vulture stated that the song was nu-disco, a subgenre of disco.[14] British GQ described it as Lipa's "most powerfully pro-love song to date and compared it to electro-swing pop music of the 2000s."[15] Idolator wrote that the song has disco beats and it's lyrics see Lipa "bravely offering up her heart to a new partner. It’s a bruised but triumphant testament to her faith in love, which has been shaken before but refuses to die out."[16] They went on to call the song "vulnerable."[16]

The Independent commented on the song's strings calling them "stirring,"[17] while Billboard called them "buzzing" and wrote that "Lipa is in disbelief that she’s found herself in yet another out-of-body love experience."[18] Crack Magazine wrote that the song begins with "syrupy strings that suggest a sky-scraping ballad" but "morphs into a sophisticated, dancefloor-ready bop" as well as calling the violins "gloopy."[19] The Spinoff called it's violin intro "lush."[20] Insider called Lipa's vocals "husky" and wrote about it's use of an acoustic guitar in the pre-chorus.[21] musicOMH compared the song to Madonna's Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005).[22] Stereogum also noted that the song quotes the chorus melody from "Don't Cha" by The Pussycat Dolls and also compared it to Vicki Sue Robinson's "Turn the Beat Around".[12]

Critical reception[edit]

DIY called the song's sample "goosebump-inducing."[23] In a positive review from Idolator, Mike Nied praised the song's strings and Lipa's vocals, calling then both "gorgeous" and "dulcet" respectively.[16] Albumism 's Quentin Harrison also called the stings "gorgeous" and called the song as a whole an "undeniable standout."[24] Nick Malone of PopMatters gave the song a negative review writing that it doesn't "pop."[25] Sean Maunier of Metro Weekly called it "stunning" and a "standout" of Future Nostalgia.[26] Jonathan Wright of God is in the TV called it a "future single" and praised it's sample, however, he called it's intro "devastating."[27] Brea Cubit of PopSugar praised the production calling it "incredible."[28]

Live performances[edit]

Lipa virtually performed the song for the first time on 30 March 2020 for Amazon Music UK.[29]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[30]

  • Dua Lipa – songwriting, vocals
  • Clarence Coffee Jr. – songwriting, backing vocals
  • Chelcee Grimes – songwriting
  • Bing Crosby – songwriting
  • Max Wartell – songwriting
  • Irving Wallman – songwriting
  • Koz – songwriting, production, bass, drums, guitar, synthesizer
  • Stuart Price – additional production, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Alma Goodman – backing vocals
  • Vanessa Luciano – backing vocals
  • Drew Jurecka – bass violin, string arrangement, string recording engineering, viola, violin
  • Ash Soan – Tom Toms drums
  • Matt Snell – engineering
  • Lorna Blackwood – programming, vocal production
  • Cameron Gower Poole – vocal engineer
  • Matty Green – mixing
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering


Chart (2020) Peak
Lithuania (AGATA)[31] 43
Portugal (AFP)[32] 107
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[33] 69
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[34] 90
UK Streaming (Official Charts Company)[35] 61

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 27 March 2020 Warner [6]


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  25. Malone, Nick (27 March 2020). "Dua Lipa Makes Kitschy Cool on 'Future Nostalgia'". PopMatters. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
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  31. "2020 14-os savaitės klausomiausi (TOP 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 3 April 2020. Retrieved 19 May 2020.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
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  33. "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 202014 into search. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  34. "Top 100 Canciones: Semana 14". Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  35. "Official Audio Streaming Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2020.

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