Over the weekend, Dua Lipa followed up her recent single “Don’t Start Now” by revealing the title of her upcoming album (via tattoo), Future Nostalgia. Now she has officially confirmed that Future Nostalgia is the name of the record, and has given some more details about it.
“Don’t Start Now” is a disco-inspired tune, and it appears the album will be broad in sound, as Dua Lipa cites Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Moloko, Blondie, and Outkast as influences. She says her goal while making the 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,” and for the music “to have a lot more of a live element, but mixed together with modern electronic production”:
“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.”
Additionally, Dua Lipa also announced a stretch of European tour dates, so check those out below.
04/26/2020 — Madrid @ Wizink Centre
04/28/2020 — Barcelona @ Palau Sant Jordi
04/30/2020 — Milan @ Mediolanum Forum
05/02/2020 — Antwerp @ Sportspaleis
05/04/2020 — Paris @ Accorhotels Arena
05/05/2020 — Cologne @ Lanxess Arena
05/07/2020 — Amsterdam @ Ziggo Dome
05/10/2020 — Copenhagen @ Royal Arena
05/12/2020 — Stockholm @ Ericsson Globe
05/13/2020 — Oslo @ Spektrum
05/15/2020 — Hamburg @ Barclaycard Arena
05/17/2020 — Berlin @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
05/19/2020 — Vienna @ Stadthalle
05/20/2020 — Munich @ Olympiahalle
05/26/2020 — London @ The O2
05/27/2020 — London @ The O2
06/01/2020 — Manchester @ Arena
06/04/2020 — Leeds @ First Direct Arena
06/07/2020 — Cardiff @ Motorpoint Arena
06/10/2020 — Birmingham @ Arena
06/13/2020 — Newcastle @ Utilita Arena
06/15/2020 — Glasgow @ The SSE Hydro
06/18/2020 — Dublin @ 3Arena
06/19/2020 — Dublin @ 3Arena
Dua Lipa is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music.