"Don't Start Now" is a dance floor bop and self-empowerment anthem with some disco vibes, telling the tale about being fully moved on from a relationship — and not looking back. Dua sings in the song, "If you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody/ If you wanna believe that anything could stop me/ Don't show up/ Don't come out/ Don't start caring about me now/ Walk away, you know how/ Don't start caring about me now."
In a statement, Lipa explained of her new song, "I chose to put this song out first so I could close one chapter of my life and start another. Into a new era with a new sound! It's about moving on and not allowing anyone to get in the way of that. It also felt like a natural first song choice as I made it with the brilliant same crew I made 'New Rules' with."
Dua also shared the song's official music video, which she's also been teasing in some stills over the last week. The visual follows Dua on a night out of party hopping.
Lipa's latest single follows follows Lipa's 2017 self-titled debut album (and its 2018 reissue) and her 2018 collaborations "One Kiss" (with Calvin Harris) and "Electricity" (with Silk City). Details on a second album have yet to be revealed, but in an interview with The Face, the pop star shared that the record has taken on a different direction from her first. "It would probably be risky if I wasn't risky with the next record," she explained to the publication. "I don't think it would be as fun if I tried to recreate the first record. As an artist, you constantly want to grow and change your perspective and try something new."