"You’ve gotta work really, really hard — not just for music, but for anything you do in life,” London singer Dua Lipa said about her come-up to pop star in See In Blue, a new documentary short film produced by The FADER and YouTube Music. “I didn’t think having a career like this was in my reach,” she continued.
As the daughter of a musician, Dua Lipa grew up surrounded by music, inspired by listening to Christina Aguilera, Stereophonics, and Robbie Williams as a teen. At 15, she started posting videos on YouTube, showcasing her incredibly powerful voice with covers of her favorite songs. But the transition from recording in her bedroom to recording in studios wasn’t always easy. "I’ve had ups and downs trying to find myself,” she said about the process of discovering her sound. The earnest, neon-tinged film chronicles Dua Lipa’s transformation, interspersed with footage of her expansive performances. In See In Blue, Dua Lipa shows off her true, new self — the self she’s been working to become. Intent on authenticity and influenced by the likes of J. Cole and Nelly Furtado, her dreams of making a pop album that defines her as an artist have come true. “Mwah!” Watch See In Blue above, and read The FADER’s interview with Dua Lipa here.
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CREDITS: Director: Robert Semmer Producer: Liv Proctor & Robert Semmer Produced By: The FADER in association with Luca Films Executive Producers (The FADER): Jon Cohen, Rob Stone, Anthony Holland, Andy Cohn Executive Producers (YT): Marly Ellis, Grace Lee, Jake O'Leary, Eric Leiberman Cinematographer (documentary): Scott Perry Cinematographer (performance): James Rhodes Steadicam Operator: David Pulgarin Assistant Camera: Lee Burnett Gaffer: Neil Hawkins Spark: Dan McCormick Sound: Miliken Gardner & Danny Carey Production Designer: Milo Liren Stylist: Lorenzo Posocco Hair: Sam Burnett Make-Up: Francesca Brazzo Driver: Mike Gale PA: Amy Lo Editor: Brook Linder Production Manager: Madison LaClair Post Production Supervisor: Christopher Jones Color: Bryan Smaller at Company 3 Sound Mix: Josh Allen Sound Mix (performance): Peter Abbott Titles: Madison Bullard
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