The album is inspired by Gwen Stefani and Madonna.
Dua Lipa has unveiled the title of her upcoming second studio album.
Future Nostalgia will be released sometime in 2020 and will include the star’s critically-acclaimed comeback single Don’t Start Now, which has so far peaked in the runner-up position on the UK Singles Chart and the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In a statement, Dua said she wanted to break out of her comfort zone and “challenge” herself to make music that could sit alongside some of her favourite pop songs from artists such as Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Moloko, Blondie and Outkast.
“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 said of the album.
“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 has also released dates for her upcoming Future Nostalgia 2020 European Arena Tour, which will commence 26 April in Madrid. It will travel to 19 cities across Europe and the UK, and will conclude 19 June in Dublin.
Tickets will go on sale 6 December at 9am local time, while tickets for the Spain shows will go on sale 5 December. Ticket costs will include charity donations to Unicef and Sunny Hill Foundation – see the full list of dates below.
Apr 26 – Madrid – Wizink Centre
Apr 28 – Barcelona – Palau Sant Jordi
Apr 30 – Milan – Mediolanum Forum
May 2 – Antwerp – Sportspaleis
May 4 – Paris – Accorhotels Arena
May 5 – Cologne – Lanxess Arena
May 7 – Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome
May 10 – Copenhagen – Royal Arena
May 12 – Stockholm – Ericsson Globe
May 13 – Oslo – Spektrum
May 15 – Hamburg – Barclaycard Arena
May 17 – Berlin – Mercedes-Benz Arena
May 19 – Vienna – Stadthalle
May 20 – Munich – Olympiahalle
May 26 – London – The O2
May 27 – London – The O2
Jun 1 – Manchester – Arena
Jun 4 – Leeds – First Direct Arena
Jun 7 – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
Jun 10 – Birmingham – Arena
Jun 13 – Newcastle – Utilita Arena
Jun 15 – Glasgow – The SSE Hydro
Jun 18 – Dublin – 3Arena
Jun 19 – Dublin – 3Arena