Dua Lipa has been chatting about the recording process for her third album, but she's already warning her fans that Future Nostalgia's follow-up is doing a bit of a sonic pivot.
Future Nostalgia proved to be a breakthrough record for Dua across both 2020 and 2021; it birthed at the last count 8 (!) singles, which is pretty much un-heard of in the current pop landscape.
It's nu-disco soundscape was also very of the moment, but as Dua tells the Wall Street Journal, her next album will probably move away from her second record's defined sound.
"In all honesty, it’s probably not what my fans want to hear," she said. "It has a vision. It has a name, I think—for now. It’s just been fun experimenting.
"I’m always going to make pop music, but it has its own unique sound, which is exciting and something that feels like a movement from Future Nostalgia."
Future Nostalgia peaked at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart - despite originally being denied the chart peak by 5 Seconds of Summer - and spent a total of four weeks at the summit. A year after its initial release, it still managed to chart in the Top 10 of the biggest albums of 2021.
Of its eight (again - eight!) singles, four reached the Top 10; Don't Start Now (2), Physical (3), Levitating (5) and Break My Heart (6).
Last year, Dua also gained her third UK Number 1 single when Cold Heart (Pnau Remix) with Elton John unseated Ed Sheeran on the Official Singles Chart.