Dua Lipa: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Objavljeno 4. dec. 2020
The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit - stripped-down sets, an intimate setting - just a different space.
Dec. 4, 2020 | Abby O'Neill -- With a genuine smile stretched across her face, Dua Lipa seems overjoyed to reconnect with her band for their only performance since their tour in support of her sophomore album, Future Nostalgia, was cancelled in March. Glowing from the inside out and accentuated by the apricot hues of a backdrop in a London studio, Dua and her backup vocalists and band bring life and warmth into households in need of "levitating" and some pep in their step this winter. This vibrant four song set of dance hits, all from Future Nostalgia, will surely have you cutting up the floor in your kitchen while quarantining in the cold weather.
While we can't film our Tiny Desk concerts at NPR's D.C. office during the pandemic, our "home" series has created opportunity for global megastars like Dua Lipa to bring her uptempo dance joints all the way from London. Of Kosovar Albanian descent, Dua Lipa was raised in the UK and rose to super stardom in the three years since her eponymous debut album dropped in 2017. NPR Music featured her in our docu-series Noteworthy at the onset of her career. It's been extraordinary to witness her colossal takeover of the pop music landscape. Dua sums the times during her intro of "Love Again": "It's about manifesting good things into your life, when things aren't quite going your way."
"Pretty Please"
"Love Again"
"Don't Start Now"
Dua Lipa: vocals
Matthew Carroll: bass
Alex Lanyon: guitar
Naomi Scarlett: vocals
Ciara O'Connor: vocals
Izzy Chase: vocals
Matt Maijah: vocals
Video: Ceremony London, James Barnes
Audio: WFB Live, Will Nicholson
Producer: Abby O'Neill
Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Associate Producer
Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame, Maia Stern
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann


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    • Once I’m making more than I need to pay my bills you’ll have my $$

    • Can you believe that people actually used to go to concerts? This is far too dangerous with covid. People should be wearing 2 masks. Stay home, save lives.

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  • Great concert. Thank you :-)

  • amazing!

  • Nice, what mics are they using?

  • Nice...but...

  • Boni how are u? peace

  • Fly

  • Her background singers are BLOWIN!

  • I'm glad I've had the opportunity to meet Dua she's so nice & humble can't wait to see her again live. She's perfect

  • Кэти Топурия и группа А-Студио:)

  • Hi I am the child and I like your music:)

  • The male voice in the background makes a HUGE DIFFERENT! love thiss

  • Go girl give us nothing

  • This is an amazing performance by literally every person involved. 🤘🤘🤘

  • I'm so disturbed on why the wall clock isn't ticking. But I guess it's a normal effect when you're listing/making good music.

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  • shining is a way of life ;d

  • Loving the song line up!!!

  • Definitely one of my fave Tiny Desk concerts!! On repeat 😊

  • funny when you know who *juliaplaysgroove* is before this chic. her *Bass* cover of, *break my Heart* brought me here.

  • y'all think paul klein watched this

  • Nice voice.

  • i loveeeee this version of Dont Start Now

  • How?!?! Her voice sounds so well tuned!!!

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  • the bass inprov on Levitating is absolute GAS. please someone do a tab on this. dua i love ya. bass playa i need ya! :D

  • Brazil- City- Saints- Good

  • Everything about her and her music is just... boring.

  • Made my life happier more groovy


  • Thank you, my mom has been sad over menopause but today she woke up very positive singing levitating💘

  • It could have been kicked up a notch with a live drummer. Who made the decision to go with a drum track. SMH.

    • Absolutely!!

  • Dua Lipa is 🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝

  • Cuando su voz se escucha mejor en vivo que en sus canciones producidas te das cuenta que su casa productora es mala al momento de mezclar su música

  • Her presence and vocals have DRASTICALLY improved since I saw her in concert 2 years ago. She sounds amazing and looks even better!

  • I felt this.

  • To much 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • What's that thing on the table? And why's there a mic pointing at it?

    • I think it's a cassette player, probably playing the drum track. You can see Matty stop it after Pretty Please and there is a tape sitting next to it.


  • Dua Lipa is very very very sexy in this video


  • 🐲😸❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😺🐲

  • I love her voice (and the back up singers too-great harmony) No auto-tune needed. Plus she is the coolest too-read the latest Rolling Stones article. Thanks Dua!

  • due you're a 10 all the way around . great voice

  • the background singer 🧍

  • Dua Lipa keeping "pure class" in the music industry

  • i like this slowed down as it is on this tiny desk , and like that 70s sister sledge vibe ~

  • Perfect in all regards. Can't stop listening. Btw, if I want to place an upcoming songwriter (beautiful girl) in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, any clue whom to call?


  • This music sure makes me do some strutting my stuff walking when listening to it.

  • this is great!! 24fps

  • Wonderful.

  • 'Lipa' is a mental health condition, love it and have it! Obsessed ;) In a good way ofc!!! Got these songs stuck in head. First thing in my consciousness when I woke up this morning, LOL.

  • Where is the drummer?

  • 현 시국에 최고의 선물이자 위로이다

  • This sounds soooo great!

  • I love dua lipa so much so beautiful and such great feel good music. 😍🧡

  • so clear

  • I didn’t know that Will I am is part of the band 😂 nice performance guys thanks for sharing your talent 🔥

  • 귀가 녹아

  • 13 Billion ??????

  • bad video bad shots. What is the interest of seeing the bass player's back all the time?

  • Dua, you are my safe place

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  • Dua es una persona tan dulce y considerada, LOVE IS DUA

  • Vim pelo maior fã de Dua Lipa no Brasil, Gustavo Chagas do Canal Riff =D

  • Dua Lipa youre really fun!

  • I really love your work guys! Generally! My dream it was work with yous! Not because you DL are famous...just because yous make music with your soul!! Really appreciate! If you guys need someone to create lyrics, harmony or even play for fun...I will the most happier person in this world!! If I am not select I wishing all the goodness for the weekend guys! Enjoy and happy life! Congrats Dua Lipa, your work is amazing !!! Can you accomplish my dream? Really appreciate! Have a nice weekend guys!! Really appreciate your job!

  • 💯🤩

  • La perfección.

  • Eu vim pelo Gustavo do Canal Riff 💃🏻

  • That's a record

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  • It's definitively a masterpiece

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  • I wish they did more live performances like this. I prefer this than the huge concert arena performances.

  • i love the fact that Dula is the shy one of the band.. yaasss ya'll!!

  • That BASS!

  • El amor existe !! ♥️ 1:00

  • god bless you, Albania

  • thanks NPR for existing

  • vim pelo canal riff...quem mais

  • just wow

  • Every Song She sings Is so sweet and She so bella.

  • Merci pour ce délicieux moment en chanson

  • way cool, Cheers from our space lounge in Finland and USA

  • I love how her voice squeaks on the Levitating yea's.

  • I NEEEED that love again version 😩😩😩😩

  • Glorious

  • Pretty please, play pretty please on loop.

  • how did they create the orange backdrop - it looks so beaut

  • is that backing vocal from Honne?

  • Dumnezeule ce mai dulce fata din lume și ce mai tare artistă te iubesc duaaaaaaaaaaaa lipaaaaaaaaaaa 😚👂👂👏👑

  • j’adore 😍

  • This was so good! Needed this today 🙌

  • acá suena mucho mejor que en spotify

  • Dua is so creative and energetic! I’m definitely loving her and RAYE these days. And that London accent wheeeeeew....smh 🥰

  • This slaps

  • She's stunning. The best looking women my eyes have ever seen.

  • Ella no es cantante, ella es mi jugadora del Volta