Dua Lipa confirms Future Nostalgia B-sides: could we finally get the Max Martin, Normani collabs?

 Dua Lipa confirms Future Nostalgia B-sides: could we finally get the Max Martin, Normani collabs?

Coming up for a year on from its release, Dua Lipa has teased plans to release a B-sides collection for Future Nostalgia.

Yes, yes, I know “B-sides” used to refer to songs that came out as nifty little extras with singles, but in this case it’s presumably the songs that didn’t make the album first time around; and we’re in similar territory to Carly Rae Jepsen’s Side B projects for Emotion and Dedicated.

Dua posted a lil’ something to Twitter and Instagram last night declaring: “B-sides are on the way…. 🌕” And that’s it!

She’s previously said she had sessions almost every day over a nine-month period, so it seems there’s still a looooot of material to choose from. It’s already known that collaborations with Max Martin, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Pharrell Williams, Normani and Ariana Grande were cooked up but ended up going unused – so perhaps we’ll finally get to hear some or all of them in the very near future.

Speaking on Watch What Happens Live last year, she certainly indicated that they wouldn’t stay hidden forever – revealing that “the one with Normani, you might hear…soon.” (Although! There are also INTERNET WHISPERS that the Normani collab is no more, so we’ll have to wait and see.)

No release date yet, but presumably the first tease on the socials means it’s not far off.

This whole era has already been an absolute monster: the album went to No1 in the UK, Ireland and Australia; and peaked at No4 in the US. It’s also spawned four Top 10 UK singles in Don’t Start Now, best single of 2020 Physical, Break My Heart and Levitating; and the Club Future Nostalgia remix project came out last August.

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