Of their first collaboration, Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa put a saccharine spin on Miami bass that may supercharge weary winter toes for a jubilant spring. “Sweetest Pie” is equal elements Megan’s relentless stream and Dua’s pristine vocals, with the 2 leaders of their respective scenes making a robust melange.
Helmed by Megan Thee Stallion, the track is Dua Lipa’s least-controversial foray into the rap world up to now (not lengthy after her characteristic on Pop Smoke’s polarizing posthumous “Demeanor” dropped final summer season, Dua condemned her “Levitating” collaborator DaBaby’s homophobic rant on stage at Rolling Loud Miami) and stands up tall together with her dancefloor-dominating hits. Her hooks are crisp and brilliant, however her come-hither coo “You’ve by no means been to heaven, have you ever?” is completely decadent.
On Megan’s facet, “Sweetest Pie” reveals that although she might take delight in her rap roots, she’s gaining floor in pop as one of many world’s greatest stars (as Spotify’s 84th hottest artist on the planet), seamlessly uniting with a good broader pressure (Dua sits in Spotify’s Quantity 4 spot). She made an admirable effort in the direction of Dua-style, Eighties-era synth-soaked music with Good Information’ “Don’t Rock Me to Sleep,” however her newest is extra satisfying, full with candy and sharp bars. When the beat drops as Megan proclaims “I ain’t by no means needed to chase dick in my life,” her confidence radiates.
The pair have been teasing “Sweetest Pie” for practically every week, with Dua sharing a snippet of the track, and Megan posting photographs of herself with a soft-serve updo, topped with sprinkles. Megan later posted a clip of her and Dua working towards choreography to announce the approaching music video, one she conceptualized for director Dave Myers. The “Future Nostalgia” singer shared the album’s official cover art — close-up portraits of the 2 of them in beautiful make-up. Dua’s pre-save hyperlink got here full with an entry in a sweepstakes for tickets to any of her 2022 reveals.
“Sweetest Pie” comes simply in time for Megan Thee Stallion’s three stops on Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia tour, starting on March 15 in Denver, Colorado earlier than hitting Tulsa, Oklahoma and Phoenix, Arizona.