Dua Lipa delivered a chilling acoustic version of Arctic Monkey’s “Do I Wanna Know?” yesterday in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. The track choice was very on brand for the singer, as she’s no stranger to breakup songs based on her hit singles “IDGAF” and “New Rules.” Her version of “Do I Wanna Know?” takes a turn in a more vulnerable direction with raw introspective lyrics.
Lipa isn’t the first one to take on the Arctic Monkeys single—Hozier covered the track in the Live Lounge back in 2016 and Chvrches performed a reworked mix of it on triple j’s Like A Version. But there’s something extra special about Lipa’s stripped-down version of the stoner rock anthem. Between the setup sitting back to back with the pianist, the moody lighting, and the pure emotion in her voice, Lipa’s “Do I Wanna Know?” has us hitting repeat.