Dua Lipa has proven herself to be the “it” girl of 2018. After her massive success with “New Rules,” she acquired a global audience that has their eyes glued on the songstress. So what happens when you mesh pop’s current girl-to-watch with one of the biggest music producers in the game? “One Kiss” is a refreshing, yet nostalgic feel-good song with an effortless quality.
Calvin Harris is best known for collaborating with pop megastars in songs such as: “I Need Your Love,” “We Found Love,” and “This is What You Came For.” Now he is able to add “One Kiss” to his repertoire.
“One Kiss” is a burst of positive energy. Its sound resembles a time of being carefree and young. The message that the lyrics bear translate to the feeling of falling in love and having a first kiss with someone. While its warm and energetic vibe is perfect for the upcoming summer’s radio play, the sound of the song also seems fitting for a coming-of-age rom-com; for example, this song would’ve fit perfectly on the soundtrack for a movie like Love, Simon. “One Kiss” truly captures love in its honeymoon phase, as Lipa sings lyrics such as: “Something in you lit up heaven in me / The feeling won’t let me sleep.” While lyrically, the song may be simple, the words paint a clear picture of infatuation and new beginnings.
To add to the lyrics, the vocals are subtle, yet seductive. This is not the song where Dua Lipa shows off her vocal range, but the way she carries her voice from word to word is just the right amount of sensuality the song needs. On Calvin Harris’ part, the production of this song seems universal. It is great for casual listening as well as it would be great to play for a fun night out.
This killer collaboration is a majestic feeling of looking back at easier, more playful times. With a lyric video already uploaded onto YouTube, fans are anticipating a music video for “One Kiss” on the horizon.