Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia couldn't have come at a better time.
Now that the British pop singer's second studio album is here, a week earlier than originally scheduled, we can all take a lesson or two on how to make it through the "enhanced community lockdown." Got video conference calls to deal with? No problem. Feeling absolutely sluggish on the couch? Dua has the song just for you.
Here are five tips on how to survive the lockdown.
"I can't teach a man how to wear his pants"
This whole lockdown could be quite the lifestyle shift. Most people who work at the office are now forced to meet deadlines from home. They now have to turn to video group chats to catch up with workmates and that means still dressing up, at least from the waist up. In 'Future Nostalgia,' Dua tells us that no one should be forced to wear pants at a time like this. Or something like that.
"Don't show up, don't come out"
Ah, the truest indoor anthem of all anthems. Earlier this month, 'Don't Start Now' has been proclaimed as the "community quarantine" song.
"Baby, keep on dancing like you ain't got a choice, so come on, let's get physical"
We might be forced to stay within the confines of our homes for more than a month, but Dua wants to remind us all to get off our butts and still get some exercise.
"Kill me slowly with your kiss"
Don't kiss people right now! Minimize physical human contact. As Dua sings in 'Hallucination,' you'll kill her slowly with a kiss. Don't do that. Social distancing is key.
"I should've stayed at home"
Obviously we'd still need to head out into the world for food, medicine, and other necessities. But plan strategically so you don't have to keep going out, deal with checkpoints, and stand in line for all eternity, as Dua sings in 'Break My Heart.' Sort of.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends everyone to regularly wash their hands, cover their mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and thoroughly cooking meat and eggs.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny nose, and shortness of breath, contact the DOH COVID-19 Hotline at (02)8-651-7800 local: 1149-1150.