Dua Lipa has given an insight into her upcoming second album in a keynote interview at the inaugural Futures Forum.
The singer is currently working on the follow-up to her platinum-selling 2017 debut LP and offered an update on its progress at the one-day event for young live music professionals, which was part of the final day of this year’s International Live Music Conference (ILMC) in Kensington on Friday, according with musicweek.com
The 23-year-old pop star also revealed that she has “26 songs” ready for the record after spending many hours in the studio, and is “quite close” to completing it.
“It’s going well, I’m really excited,” she said. “Obviously it’s scary because it’s the second album, but I don’t want to take myself too seriously, I want to have fun. That’s what music, to me, is about. As well as getting a message across that is important, it’s also a lot about enjoying yourself and that’s what I’ve done.
“I’ve worked with the people I worked with on my first album and it’s just been quite an organic process, I feel like I’m finding myself every day a little bit more, but I think I’m coming quite close to finishing it. I’m about to finish the writing stage and then I’m going to go into production and finishing that off.
“So far on my list I have about 26 [tracks]I really like, but I only want to have maybe 13/14 songs [on the album]so it’s tricky. I just want the best out of the bunch that I think is good enough and feels like a body of work.”Dua Lipa has never exactly been short on brash confidence. She grew up in London, the daughter of Albanian refugees from the war in Kosovo. (Her name means “love” in Albanian.) Her dad, a rock star back home, raised her on David Bowie and Radiohead, while she thrilled to the radio pop of Pink and Nelly Furtado. But at the age of 11, when her family moved back to the Kosovo capital of Pristina, she discovered rap. “All people listened to in Kosovo was hip-hop.