Hey Ya: Dua Lipa Says Outkast Has Inspired Her New Album
When it comes to Dua Lipa's sophomore album, she's got plans to put a little Stankonia on it.
Lipa, whose debut LP dropped in 2017, gave NME the scoop about its follow-up in a new interview, and said the likes of Outkast have inspired her next collection of songs.
"Again, it’s pop but it has some diverse sounds," she said. "I’m trying not to stray too far away from my sound which I have described as 'dance crying' for a while. You can dance to a lot of the songs but if you listen to the lyrics they come from quite a place of heartbreak. 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."
Lipa also said she's been making new music for months now, but that she's struggling to find time to nail tracks down cosidering her sudden ascent to superstardom.
"I started writing it at the beginning of the year," she said. "I guess when I’m touring it’s quite tricky to find time to write but I’ll be writing a lot again during the middle and end of this year. I’ve got some surprises coming this year but I’ll try and put out my own new music next year."
And there's one new collaboration you can look forward to from the "One Kiss" singer:
"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," she said.