“Break My Heart” by Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa’s “Break My Heart” is premised on the singer being well-tenured in the field of romance. In other words, she has dealt with various dudes in the past and comes off as somewhat of a female playa, i.e. the one who tends to terminate these romances when she gets bored. But now she has met someone new, that being the addressee. And this individual has a different effect on her. Or to put things bluntly, it’s like she is falling in love for the first time. And now she is afraid for her own emotional well being, as the same power she exercised over lovers in the past, now someone has that advantage over her. Or stated otherwise she is stuck on this individual. 

So in light of acknowledging these emotions, she also understands that the addressee actually has to power to ‘break her heart’. And such is the thesis sentiment of the lyrics. And it is basically Dua recognizing that falling in love with someone also means said individual can potentially leave her heartbroken.

Lyrics of "Break My Heart"

Release Date of “Break My Heart”

This is the third single from Dua Lipa’s sophomore album, which is entitled “Future Nostalgia”. Warner Records released it on 25 March 2020, a couple of days prior to its originally-intended release date. And Lipa has implied that the release date of the song and album itself had been moved up in response to the spread of the coronavirus.

FYI, the first two singles from “Future Nostalgia” are as follows:

Writing and Production

This track was produced by Watt and The Monsters & Strangerz.

Watt also co-wrote the tune along with two members of The Monsters & Strangerz, Jordan Johnson and Stefan Johnson. And the other co-writers are:

  • Andrew Farriss
  • Michael Hutchence
  • Ali Tamposi
  • Dua Lipa

Does “Break My Heart” contain a sample?

Yes. Actually Dua Lipa and her team sampled INXS’ classic “Need You Tonight” in this tune. The aforementioned classic was released in 1987. This was years before Dua was born!

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