Dua Lipa has a new album on the way, set for release in 2024 (Picture: AP)
Dua Lipa has admitted that, while she remains ‘influenced’ by the icons of the 90s Britpop scene, she can’t overlook their ‘obnoxious’ behaviour.
The Don’t Start Now singer, 28, is currently preparing for the release of her third album, which will be the follow-up to 2020’s smash hit Future Nostalgia.
Describing it as ‘more personal’ than her previous work, Dua has not yet revealed the name of her next album, but it is expected to be released at some point in 2024.
Despite not knowing its name yet, fans have been given a window into what the record might end up sounding like, with the New Rules hitmaker now saying that 90s Britpop legends have played a part.
However, while they might have given her a new musical direction to explore, Dua says she can’t look past the behaviour of the likes of the Gallagher brothers and Damon Albarn.
Liam and Noel Gallagher were famous for being outspoken during their heyday (Picture: Rex/PA)
So too was Damon Albarn – but Dua says she’s still inspired by them (Picture: Getty)
Speaking to Rolling Stone, she said: ‘The way that [some Britpop artists] acted and the things that they’ve done, they’re obnoxious for sure. That’s their whole thing.’
She did, however, clarify her comments: ‘If they weren’t like that, they would’ve been seen as boring, and I think that’s such a bad way to see things.’
Noel and Liam Gallagher, who fronted rock band Oasis from 1991 to 2009, achieved worldwide success with albums such as What’s the Story Morning Glory and Don’t Believe the Truth.
Dua spoke to Rolling Stone about her upcoming album (Picture: Rolling Stone)
Meanwhile, Damon Albarn, who was frontman for Blur between 1988 and 2003, and then again from 2009 onwards, all while working on popular side-project Gorillaz, has also achieved international recognition for his work.
However, all three courted controversy during their days in the spotlight and, when Dua was pressed on the trio’s comments – particularly about female music stars such as Adele and Taylor Swift – she remained diplomatic.
‘Sometimes you have to separate the art from the person. It’s more like the music element, the aspect of it that I’m really connected to.’
When asked whether she had ever had the chance to meet them, she replied that she hadn’t, but that their presence would be felt alongside other big names of the era, including Primal Scream and Moby.
So far, the only song released from the upcoming project, referred to by fans as DL3, is Houdini, which hit a peak of number two on the UK chart and is still in the top 10 almost two months after its release.
In recent weeks, it has been revealed that a prospective music video for a future Dua single was scrapped after concerns it would be viewed as ‘insensitive’ because of the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip.
A source, speaking to The Sun, said that while the video was primarily ‘playful, it contained ‘themes of chaos, including car crashes, demolition, explosions, fireworks and crowds fighting.’
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