“New Rules” is a song by English singer Dua Lipa from her eponymous debut studio album (2017). The track was written by Caroline Ailin, Emily Warren and Ian Kirkpatrick, while production was handled by the latter. It was released to contemporary hit radio in the United Kingdom on 21 July 2017 as the album’s sixth single. It impacted the same format in the United States on 22 August 2017.
“New Rules” is a tropical house, EDM and electropop song with a drum and horn instrumentation. In the lyrics, the singer states a list of rules to get over a former boyfriend. It has received positive reviews from music critics, with many of them labelling it as a break-up and female empowerment anthem. It reached number one in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium (Flanders), Ireland, Israel and Romania, while peaking within the top ten in Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and several other countries. “New Rules” has also entered the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the singer’s third entry on the chart and peaking at number eight, her first top 10 in the country.
An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Henry Scholfield and premiered through Lipa’s YouTube account on 7 July 2017. It shows the artist staying in a hotel room with her friends, who prevent her from getting back together with her former boyfriend. The visual gained the attention of many music critics, who commended its themes of female empowerment. The track’s commercial success has been attributed to the popularity of the music video. Lipa has performed “New Rules” at Europa Plus Live in Russia and Glastonbury Festival in EnglandDownload Now