Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition)” releases to the public


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Dua Lipa’s newest release excites fans.

Kayla Ivan, Arts and Culture Manager

After the success of her second studio album “Future Nostalgia” in March 2020, Dua Lipa revealed she had a few unreleased tracks that she would potentially release at a later date. After collaborating with other artists such as Miley Cyrus on their single “Prisoner,” Lipa surprised fans with a deluxe edition of her album.

The album, released on Feb. 11, features four new tracks along with the original album of pop hits such as “Break My Heart” and “Levitating,” which held a spot in the top five of Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart at the time of release. Her collaborative songs are incorporated on this version, including the track with Cyrus, “Not My Problem” featuring JID, “Levitating” featuring DaBaby and “Un Dia (One Day)” featuring J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Tainy.

When discussing the unreleased tracks, Lipa referred to her newest single “We’re Good” as a sultry, risky song that deviates from her disco, funky pop sound.

“When I was creating this record, I wanted it to feel like a form of escapism,” Lipa said in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music.

With COVID-19 still impacting individuals’ daily lives, she hoped people would feel happy listening and find an escape with her.

As a woman in the industry, Lipa understands it is harder to break through and make yourself known.

“For women, it’s a lot harder to solidify yourself as an individual in music,” Lipa said in an interview with British Vogue last month. “In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to prove ourselves so much to the point that maybe we run ourselves into the ground of being like, ‘I must be heard.’ But that is the world we’re in right now. I like to prove that I can do it. I’m stubborn.”

The cover of the record features Lipa in a blue and black bodysuit with thigh-high black boots, standing in front of a full moon backdrop. Her name is in space gray letters to keep with the tone of the updated edition. The album is an electric project that will be sure to bring joy to listeners.

As Lowe said, “‘The Moonlight Edition’ celebrates an album that met the moment — and allowed its creator to conquer the world.”