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Mark Ronson has heard Dua Lipa’s ‘incredible’ new album

The follow-up to 'Future Nostalgia' is on the way

By Will Richards

Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa. (Picture: Tyrell Hampton)

Dua Lipa’s new album is “incredible” according to Mark Ronson, who says he has heard the pop star’s much-anticipated third LP.

Dua has been teasing the follow-up to 2020’s chart-topping Future Nostalgia for over a year now, previously calling it a more “mature” effort.

Speaking to Vulture in a new interview, Ronson discussed Dua Lipa’s Barbie soundtrack contribution ‘Dance The Night’ and upcoming music from the singer.

He said of the new album: “I’ve heard some of it and it’s incredible.” Discussing the music video for ‘Dance The Night’, and how it featured a disco ball smashing, he added: “I think that’s why there’s the disco ball that smashes in the video, right? This feels like her triumphant stomp on that era of her music into whatever she does next.”

Mark Ronson records music for his Syncing Sounds series
Mark Ronson. (Picture: Audemars Piguet)

Back in January of last year, Lipa revealed that she had “done a big chunk of writing” for her next full-length project before confirming in March that the album was “50 per cent done”.

“It’s starting to feel good,” the singer told Elton John during an episode of her ‘Service95’ podcast. “It’s starting to take shape. I’m very excited about some of the new songs so it’s always exciting to look forward towards something.”

During an interview with Vogue that May, Lipa explained that she is “writing again and working on new music”, estimating that her third album is half-complete in its current form.

“I’ve definitely grown up. Overall, whether it’s sonically or in terms of the themes, I’ve matured,” she continued. “It’s like I’m coming into my power and not afraid to talk about things. It’s about understanding what I want.”