Dua Lipa's sophomore effort, Future Nostalgia, is meant to be heard just as the title indicates.
In a new statement, the pop star, 24, explained the sonic intent behind the LP, which is set to drop in 2020. "What I wanted to do with this album was to break out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to make music that felt like it could sit alongside some of my favorite classic pop songs, whilst still feeling fresh and uniquely mine," Lipa said. "I was inspired by so many artists on the new record from Gwen Stefani to Madonna to Moloko to Blondie and OutKast, to name just a few."
Future Nostalgia has already spawned the buzzing single, "Don't Start Now," and it's likely get another taste of the record before she kicks off her 2020 European tour in late April. The trek is set to run through 19 cities throughout spring and summer.
“Because of the time that I’d spent on the road touring with my band I wanted Future Nostalgia to have a lot more of a live element, but mixed together with modern electronic production," she explained of how her new music will connect with her live set. "My sound has naturally matured a bit as I’ve grown up but I wanted to keep the same pop sensibility as I had on the first record. I remember that I was on my way to a radio show in Las Vegas thinking about the direction for this new record and I realized that what I wanted to make was something that felt nostalgic but had something fresh and futuristic about it too.”
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