Dua leaps into new dimension
AFTER a week of disappointment will repay fans by transporting them to a “different dimension”.
The star brought forward the release of her album Future Nostalgia to Friday after hackers shared tracks online at the weekend.
And with her tour also postponed until 2021, she is conjuring up new ways of promoting the record.
She explained: “I’ve been anxious and emotional during this whole period.
“What I wanted to do with the album was create different dimensions and a new world.
“The current situation, with coronavirus, means I can’t do performances or TV or promotion, so I have to make the songs feel special in different ways. Create a world around it.”
Fans can expect “new world” Dua projects online and social media in the coming days to complement the retro feel of the
LP. She has been feeling particularly emotional because Future Nostalgia was years in the making.
The Londoner revealed: “I spent about two years, I worked backwards because I knew what the title was going to be, then I worked solidly for nine months after I figured out the title.
“They are all fun dance songs, it’s quite relentless. Jamiroquai and Moloko and Prince and Blondie, all this stuff has been such fun to reference.”
Powerful new single Break My Heart landed today but she has a different personal favourite: “I really loved making Love Again, it’s the most kind of dramatic with the strings in it.
“It feels fun and honest. It was a manifestation.”
Because of the lockdown, Dua’s Future Nostalgia tour will now kick off in Newcastle on January 3 next year.
It’s frustrating because Dua has been building up to this moment her whole life.
“I never wanted to give myself a plan B,” she explained, talking about her childhood desire to become a pop star.
“I felt like if I did I would never work as hard as I did to try and get to where
“Then I felt I had something to fall back on. I stick by that.
“You should put all your focus into what you love, being out of your comfort zone is really important.
“You give yourself no way out and so you end up getting there in some way, shape or form.”
Break My Heart is out now and album Future Nostalgia arrives Friday.
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Dua revealed: “Bambi and Funky – they are in New York and unfortunately we couldn’t get back there because of the travel ban.”
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