Dua Lipa has announced her new album. Future Nostalgia is out next year, though a release date hasn’t yet been confirmed. The news comes with a string of European tour dates. Find dates on her website, and buy tickets here. (Pitchfork may earn a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site.).
She says of the album:
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. 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. 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. 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.
Dua Lipa shared the Future Nostalgia single “Don’t Start Now” in late October. Behind her self-titled debut, which came out in 2017, she won Best New Artist at the Grammys, where she duetted “MASSEDUCTION” with St. Vincent.
Read “I’m So Fucking Grateful For… The Grammys?” over on the Pitch.