After announcing Future Nostalgia in the final months of last year, Dua Lipa has now confirmed the artwork, tracklist and release date for her second album.
The UK pop sensation announced the record in December 2019. We got our first taste courtesy of the single ‘Don’t Start Now’ in October. The title track ‘Future Nostalgia’ followed in December. Now the Olivia Newton John-referencing ‘Physical’ has arrived, along with confirmation of Future Nostalgia‘s April 3 release date.
Listen: Dua Lipa – Physical
All three of the recent singles will appear on the record. The likes of Max Martin, Katy Perry and ‘Girls Like You’ producer Jason Evigan make creative contributions to the release. Fashion photographer Hugo Comte shot the album’s cover image, which features Lipa behind the wheel of a convertible with a bright blue moon behind her. See the full tracklist below:
Dua Lipa: Future Nostalgia
1. Future Nostalgia
2. Don’t Start Now
6. Pretty Please
8. Love Again
9. Break My Heart
10. Good in Bed
11. Boys Will Be Boys
“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 favourite classic pop songs, whilst still feeling fresh and uniquely mine,” Dua Lipa said in a statement.
“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.
“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 realised that what I wanted to make was something that felt nostalgic but had something fresh and futuristic about it too.”
Lipa made US chart history in mid-2018 when her song ‘New Rules’ spent 42 weeks in Billboard‘s Pop Songs chart – the longest stay for any song in the chart’s history. ‘New Rules’ appeared on her debut, self-titled album from 2017. The album’s other major hits include ‘IDGAF’, ‘Be The One’, ‘Last Dance’ and ‘Hotter than Hell’.