“Fever” by Dua Lipa & Angele
Fever in this song does not connote the literal meaning of the word, but appears to be a strategy to get the singer’s love interest’s attention. As seen in the lyrics, the singer recalls how she was fine until she met this person and developed certain feelings.
What she describes as a fever in the chorus is most likely her feelings of attraction towards this person, hence her excuse for asking the guy to check, touch and kiss her. The second verse talks about how the singer thinks this ‘fever’ might disappear with time and how she may be wasting time on someone who is not interested. Yet, she continues to address her feelings for him as a kind of fever that only her love interest’s time and attention can cure. The post-chorus reveals her real intentions as she confesses that she actually doesn’t want this fever to go away.
Dua Lipa released this track featuring Angele on October 29, 2020. It was issued as the final single from her 2020 album Future Nostalgia. Below are some other singles from Dua’s Future Nostalgia:
Did Dua Lipa write “Fever”?
Yes. She and Angele co-wrote it with the songwriters listed below:
- Ian Kirkpatrick
- Julia Michaels
- Jacob Kasher
- Caroline Ailin
Who is Angèle?
She is a singer-songwriter from the European nation of Belgium. She rose to popularity in 2018 as one of France and Belgium’s top pop breakouts with her smash hit, Tout oublier. Aside from being a singer-songwriter, Angele is also an actress as well as a record producer.
Her father Serge Van Laeken, popularly known as Marka is a renowned singer-songwriter. Her mother Laurence Bibot is an actress. She grew up with her brother Romeo Elvis, who is a rapper.
She attended the Decroly High School which helped shape her music skills at a young age. She also pursued a jazz education at the Jazz Studio Antwerp.
During the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards, she was named as the Best Belgian Act.
In 2018, her album titled Brol earned commercial success, peaking at number 1 on Belgian Ultratop and France charts. It has been certified 4xPlatinum by the Belgian Entertainment Association.
Angele has cited her musical influences as Helene Sagara and Ella Fitzgerald.
Although she disliked electronic music and rap songs during her teenage years, her music has been greatly inspired by those genres. Her love for rap was harnessed when she performed songs with rappers such as JeanJAss, Caballero and brother, Romeo Elvis.