Dua Lipa reveals what her ‘Prince-inspired’ new album sounds like

It sounds like quite the hybrid album.

Dua Lipa has revealed some more details about the musical direction of her new album and spoken about what music superstars could appear on the follow-up to her self-titled release.

The singer, who recently named as the most successful female artist of the year so far – with her self-titled debut selling 95,000 copies this year alone, the artist is currently gearing up to dominate the world with her follow-up album. Speaking to NME in an exclusive interview, Lipa shed some light on what her new record would sound like, citing some legendary influences.

The singer said of her new album’s direction: “It has throwback elements, too. I’ve been listening to a lot of Outkast and Prince and things sonically I’m such a fan off so I’m just trying to take that and put it together with pop.”


Elsewhere in the interview, Dua Lipa spoke about which other artists we can expect on the album and for her to collaborate with in the future: “Diplo just said that myself, Mark Ronson and him are putting a song out together in the summer which I’m very excited about but as for collaborations on my own album, I haven’t got there quite yet but I’ll keep you posted.”

“I’d love to work with Anderson. Paak or Frank Ocean” Lipa said of her dream collaborators.

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Dua Lipa was the latest artist being tipped to record the next James Bond theme song. She is currently leading ahead of Adele, Ed Sheeran and Jessie J as bookmakers’ favourite to lay down the track for the upcoming 25th Bond movie – which is due for release in November.

In response to Dua Lipa’s prime spot on the Reading And Leeds festival bill, the singer told NME that she thinks that pop should be more than welcome at the festival known for its dedicated rock line-up.