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April Clare Welsh
17 January 2024, 13:03

Dua Lipa says her new album is “a tribute to UK rave culture”

The follow-up to the star's 2020 LP 'Future Nostalgia' is influenced by Primal Scream and Massive Attack

Dua Lipa press shot
Photo by Tyrone Lebon via Warner

Dua Lipa has revealed that her third album is “a psychedelic-pop-infused tribute to UK rave culture”.

In a new interview with journalist Brittany Spanos for Rolling Stone, the British-Albanian star said the upcoming LP – the follow-up to her 2020 full-length 'Future Nostalgia' – draws influence from Primal Scream’s classic 1991 LP ‘Screamadelica’ as well as Massive Attack.

Lipa also cited Oasis, Blur, Moby and Gorillaz as sonic touchstones in the interview.

“This record feels a bit more raw,” she told Rolling Stone. “I want to capture the essence of youth and freedom and having fun and just letting things happen, whether it’s good or bad. You can’t change it. You just have to roll with the punches of whatever’s happening in your life.”

Released in November 2023, the album's first single, 'Houdini' was produced by Kevin Parker of Tame Impala and Danny L Harle.

In 2022, Calvin Harris teamed up with Dua Lipa and Young Thug for the track 'Potion', which was featured on the Grammy award-winning Scottish DJ and producer's 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2' LP.