Dua Lipa has been everywhere over the past years with inescapable chart-toppers such as empowering “New Rules” and club anthem “One Kiss” with Calvin Harris, while recent hits “Don’t Start Now“ and “Physical” have built massive anticipation for her sophomore effort Future Nostalgia, which was released today.
“Future Nostalgia”, which was released a week early via Warner Music UK, potentially due to its leak two weeks before the original release date, is a stunning showcase of quality pop music paired with 80s and 90s funk-disco aesthetics. To her advantage, the British-Albanian superstar is not heard overly catering to modern trends during the project’s 11-tracks; she keeps the production consistent and sharp, while paying homage to some of her inspirations; “Physical” interpolates the lyrics from the 1981 Olivia Newton-John single of the same name, while “Break My Heart” samples INXS 1987 hit “Need You Tonight”. Other highlights include the Tove Lo co-written “Cool”, and stunning ballad “Boys Will Be Boys”, which closes off the track list.
Listen to Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ below: