Dua Lipa is dropping her highly-anticipated sophomore album, Future Nostalgia, in 2020, and she recently opened up in an interview about growing as an artist and voicing out for women.
Speaking about the story behind her upcoming album, the Grammy-winning singer said, “When I started Future Nostalgia, I had a couple people be like, ‘All right, you sure this is what you want to do?’ Because obviously it is so different from the last record and the last record had the success it did, but I felt, as an artist, I had to grow and I had to mature,” she explained. “After touring for so long, I wanted it to be more instrumental and I felt more comfortable in the studio, so I kind of went in and gave my two cents on what I would want the production to sound like, which wasn’t something that I did on my first record.”
With songs that scream ‘You don’t need him,’ like ‘New Rules,’ ‘IDGAF’ and, most recently, ‘Don’t Start Now,’ it’s no secret that Lipa takes every opportunity to stand up for her fellow women. “I spoke about like women in Saudi Arabia and the rights and the things that happen or like if I’m supporting different charities and talking about certain things, especially women protesting about women’s rights…It does wind people up. I think that the whole abortion rights as well, that definitely kicked up a fuss…I’m never going to shy away from that and I feel like I have to be a voice for my audience as well because they gave me that platform for that reason.”
One of the songs on the new album, which she calls lyrically her favourite because it seemingly cuts straight to the point, is a real example “about being a woman in general.” Well, it about time that influencers start taking a strong stand about society and we are glad that Lipa is at the forefront