Most of the lyrics of Dua Lipa's disco pop Future Nostalgia
album center on themes of romance, love and desire, but she ends the record with this chamber-pop slow cut that tackles sexual harassment head on. Lipa subverts the adage of "boys will be boys," which claims youthful exuberance or indiscretions should be tolerated, to detail just what it's like to be a girl in a patriarchal society. Speaking to Vogue Australia
, the singer discussed how females constantly have to defend themselves from male entitlement.
"So much of the human experience for women revolves around men; how they make us feel, whether that is good or bad... Girls have to go through so much.
You cover up yourself to avoid confrontation from men, avoid sexual harassment, people throwing words or catcalling. We change our ways to fit somebody else's lifestyle. It's really sad."