Dua Lipa On ‘Being Alone” & Her ‘Half-Written’ Third Album

“I’ve definitely grown up.”

Dua Lipa graced the front cover of Vogue‘s June/July edition and the singer told the magazine about her relationship status after her breakup from Anwar Hadid and the follow-up to the smash 2020 Future Nostalgia album. 

Dua Lipa dated model Anwar Hadid, the younger brother of iconic runway queens Bella and Gigi, for two years until their breakup became public in December. So, what’s next?

Following her split from boyfriend Anwar Hadid in 2021, the Levitating singer is focused on herself. According to Vogue’s June/July cover story, Dua is “single and content.” “The next chapter of my life is about truly being good with being alone,” Dua told the outlet. However, earlier this year, as part of her Service95 concierge service, the 26-year-old artist took herself out for a solo dinner, which made the news. “Some people on the internet were like, ‘Oh, Dua went out for dinner on her own, blah blah, I do this all the time,'” she told Vogue. “And I think that’s amazing if you do it all the time. You must be so confident. I want to know I can just be there for myself, you know?” she explained.

The couple first sparked romance rumors in July 2019 after getting cozy at the British Summer Time Music Festival. Months later, in Nov. 2019, Dua and Anwar, 22, made their red-carpet debut at the American Music Awards.

While the stars never publicly addressed the breakup, a source told People at the time, “Dua and Anwar are currently taking a break from their relationship and are spending time apart. They’re figuring things out right now.”

Coming to her work life, Dua Lipa shared details about her upcoming third album, saying the record is “about understanding what I want”.

The singer’s follow-up to her 2020 smash ‘Future Nostalgia’ was first teased back in January, when Lipa said she had “done a big chunk of writing” for the new record. In March, she then revealed that the album was “50 per cent done” and is “starting to take shape”.

Reiterating that the album is half-way finished in a new interview with Vogue, Lipa also discussed more of the inspirations and ideas behind her third album.

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

In a January interview with The Wall Street JournalLipa said that LP3 was “still in baby form” and that she was “in no rush” to unveil the material, but that she has “a lot of it recorded”.

She continued: “It has a vision. It has a name, I think—for now. It’s just been fun experimenting. I’m always going to make pop music, but it has its own unique sound, which is exciting and something that feels like a movement from ‘Future Nostalgia’.”

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