For several months, Dua Lipa has been working on her next album, the successor to the successful Future Nostalgia of 2020. The singer announced in an interview with Vogue magazine that the material is “about understanding what I want.”
The pop star announced that it will be a more mature album. “In general, whether it’s on a sound level or in terms of themes, I matured a lot. It’s like I’m getting my power and I’m not afraid to talk about things. It’s about understanding what I want,” she explained.
In the note with Vogue magazine, the artist highlighted that the recording of the album is halfway through and she detailed some of the ideas of this third work.
In January, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Dua Lipa said that the album was in its early stages of development but that she had “a lot of ideas on the record.”
“He has a vision. It has a name, I think, for now. It was fun to experiment. I’m always going to make pop music, but it has its own unique sound, which is exciting and kind of feels like a Future Nostalgia movement.” Also, the singer announced in March that the album was “50 percent finished” and that it was “beginning to take shape.”
Last month, the possibility of a collaboration between the two music stars emerged. As published by NME, the English artist would have rejected her participation in the American song “Terry Eyes”, which was part of her latest album Smile (2020).
Dua wanted Katy Perry to join in on “Ball & Chain,” an unreleased song from Future Nostalgia, but the artist is believed to have been busy at the time of recording. According to The Sun, a source explained that there is a strong admiration between the two singers and that at some point they will join in a song.
“Until now it was not due to a scheduling problem and that Dua was determined to keep the Future Nostalgia collaboration free,” said a person close to Dua Lipa. “But now she’s looking to the future and she has a lot of artists that she wants to work with.”