Dua Lipa has announced that she has brought the release date for her new album, ‘Future Nostalgia’, forward a week to this Friday, after it leaked online.
In an emotional message to fans on Instagram Live, the musician admitted that she was in two minds about the decision, in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, saying: “I’ve been a little bit conflicted about whether it’s the right thing to do during this time because lots of people are suffering. I’m not sure if I’m even doing the right thing, but I think the thing we need the most at the moment is music, and we need joy and we need to be trying to see the light”.
Discussing the album and the development of her sound on it, she said: “I had a lot more confidence because I’d done it before, I wasn’t afraid to just go in and experiment and try new things”.
She went on: “I was doing a radio show in Las Vegas and I went for a walk, just to clear my mind. While I was walking, I was listening to OutKast and No Doubt and I was like, ‘What is it about these records that I still love and relate to so much? Why do I feel like they haven’t aged? And how could I incorporate that nostalgic feeling of all my favourite childhood memories and inspirations into something new and modern?”
While bringing the album forward, she also announced that she is rescheduling tour dates to promote the album. Originally set to take place in May and June, UK shows have now been pushed back to January 2021.