Dua Lipa’s record business executives are rushing to ensure that recordings for the hotly anticipated album are secure after a song she co-wrote with Pharrell Williams emerged online this week.
Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa’s second album, was prematurely released because it was leaked two weeks before its actual release date in 2020.
A source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “Over the past month or so countless demos and rejected songs from Dua have been appearing online. It’s annoying as they didn’t make the album for a reason, but obviously, the main concern is to know if information about her third album is next.
“The stakes couldn’t be higher for the record after ‘Future Nostalgia‘ turned her into one of the biggest stars on the planet, so bosses are determined to plug the leak quickly. ‘Future Nostalgia’ leaked a few days before it came out in 2020, and Dua was devastated. She has made it clear it must not happen again,” the source added.
In December, Dua indicated that the upcoming album would be “extremely different” from her earlier works and would not have turned out the way she had originally intended.
“Well, when I was speaking to Elton John [in March] I really felt like I was halfway done. But it’s taken a complete turn as I’ve carried on working, and I really feel now that it’s starting to sound cohesive. So I’m going to keep writing in the early months of the new year and see where that takes me. The album is different — it’s still pop, but it’s different sonically, and there’s more of a lyrical theme,” Dua had said.