DORA, between longing and spite in 'Nothing to Lose'

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DORA, between longing and spite in ‘Nothing to Lose’

It’s been a while since we heard from DORA, but this December, the singer and actress released her first single in a year and a half, and she shined again in a very different way than she did in ‘Oxena’.

This is ‘Nothing to Lose’, a song with soul-pop echoes with a certain 90’s feel that some could also understand as close to the Mac DeMarco sound. It is our Song of the Day for this Christmas day. Pional once again accompanies DORA in this song in Spanglish (that “baby I can’t hold you”), which adds a certain cadence of the 80s in its almost electropop rhythm, although it is true that its phrasing is more linked to R&B .

The longing vocal performance, along with the single’s cover, is in tune with lyrics marked by desire and spite: from “If you stay in my bed, don’t look at me like that” to “You’re worthless to me.” DORA speaks of a “dead end” with a shimmering melody that paradoxically resembles a door to it.

According to a press release, ‘Nothing to Lose’ is the introduction to a “2024 full of music and that will confirm DORA as one of the fundamental names to understand the drifts of the new state pop.”

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