Dua Lipa’s upcoming third album is due for release next year. In a new interview with The New York Times Style Magazine, the “One Kiss” singer said the next record will still be pop, unless her “fans have a meltdown.”

However, the 27-year-old artist revealed that she’s developing a new sound that will be inspired by “1970s-era psychedelia.” The Grammy-award-winning artist will be working with a smaller group of songwriting collaborators. One of which is rumored to be Kevin Parker of the Australian psych-rock band Tame Impala.

Though Lipa’s kept other details about her forthcoming album under wraps because it is still in development, she says the process is “insular and exciting.” Because her 2020 album Future Nostalgia leaked during the pandemic, Lipa can’t help having “this nervous feeling.” On top of that, she is aware that there is no way to gauge what the audience’s reaction will be.

As for her brand, Lipa discussed how she chooses to write music based on her own interests and obsessions rather than including too much of her personal life in her music. She says, “I think it’s a marketing tool: How confessional can you be? I also don’t put so much of my life out there for people to dig into the music in this weird, analytical way.”

Despite that, Dua says the next album will be “more personal.” That isn’t the reason why she’s doing it. After “bawling my eyes out” re-watching the 2020 documentary, The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, Dua was inspired. In the film, someone talks about “music that just makes your body feel good,” she explains. “Those are the songs I get attached to — that’s the kind of feeling I want to convey.”

Over the weekend, Lipa shared behind-the-scenes on the making of “Dance The Night,” which is featured on the Barbie soundtrack.

10 Pop Songs To Add To Your Beach Playlist Now

When you’re soaking up the sun, you’ve got to have the tunes to match the vibe. Nothing is better than being in full-on relaxation mode than having the right music playing. We know it’s tough finding the right songs to fit the mood. Plus, when you’re unwinding, who has the time to sort through your music to create a queue? To make a solid beach playlist, we’ve created this list of 10 songs that are essential to having while hanging on the beach, or even in your backyard.

Artists like FIFTY FIFTY and WILLOW instantly put us in a zen mood. Meanwhile, for those who love to party it up, Dua Lipa and Bad Bunny are right there, too, to make you shake what your mama gave ya. You can’t forget about the girls going through heartache, though. With these breakup anthems, forget about your ex and thrive. Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus have that covered. Whatever your summer mood is, we’ve got the tunes to add a ray of sunshine to those long summer days. A perfect mix combines moods (“love is great” and “love is the worst”) and different tempos. It’s also fun to stack songs by superstars and newcomers on top of each other.

Take a look below at our top 10 picks for the best beach playlist.

  • Flowers – Miley Cyrus


“Flowers” may have been released in January, but this song is perfect for the summer. We shall never tire of Miley’s confidence-boosting line of buying herself flowers and taking herself dancing. Nothing better than self-love, baby!

  • Dance The Night – Dua Lipa

The Barbie soundtrack is filled with summer jams, but this Dua Lipa dance bop gets us dancing unconsciously. Just like many of her other upbeat songs, “Dance The Night Away” features the iconic claps that gets the crowd going.

  • Cupid – FIFTY FIFTY

You’ve heard some version of this popular song on social media. Whether it’s the sped-up version or the original, this cute song is perfect to unwind to. Sung by the South Korean girl group FIFTY FIFTY, they debuted in November 2022, so they’re really new.

  • Where She Goes – Bad Bunny

When we think of summer, we think of Bad Bunny. The Puerto Rican rapper has consistently delivered music that makes us want to dance, and everyone feels that way, whether or not they speak Spanish. With “Where She Goes,” the artist takes a subtle dembow rhythm with Jersey club elements.

  • Calm Down – Rema & Selena Gomez

“Calm Down” is the perfect song to play by the water. It’s at just the right tempo to dance or take a little nap — the ultimate chill island vibe. So if you catch us dosing off, don’t bug us.

  • Cruel Summer – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has a song for every mood and season. “Cruel Summer” is one of those songs that we put at the top of our playlists once summer hits. Off her 2019 Loveralbum, the song is a dreamy vibe.

  • Baby Don’t Hurt Me – David Guetta, Anne-Marie, Coi Leray

This remix of Haddaway’s “What Is Love” from 30 years ago (wow) is an example of how songs can be modernized and made better. In this David Guetta-produced track, the DJ includes vocals by English singer Anne-Marie and rising rapper Coi Leray. Fun fact, Ed Sheeran co-wrote the song! That man has his hand in every genre.

  • Wait A Minute! – WILLOW

Before Willow Smith went full-on rock, her debut album featured this experimental pop hit, “Wait a Minute!” Breezy and uplifting, this is a song that always puts us in a good mood. Your whole beach crew won’t be able to stop themselves from belting out the lyrics.

  • If We Ever Broke Up – Mae Stephens

19-year-old British singer-songwriter Mae Stephens’ hit single went viral on TikTok, and since then, the song has been all over the internet and radio waves. It’s a nice uplifting take on how to handle a breakup during the summer — don’t be sad, get even!

  • Beachin – Piri & Tommy

This pop group gives us major Pinkpantheress vibes and with their song “beachin,” made the perfect summer anthem. Their 2022 mixtape, Froge.mp3, has zero skips and are all a chill vibe you’ve got to add to your playlist.


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