Dua Lipa’s ‘Radical Optimism’ Is Here: Stream It Now

Dua Lipa is in a happier era, and that’s reflected on her brand new album, Radical Optimism, which arrived on Friday (May 3).

The 11-track Radical Optimism — Lipa’s first proper LP since 2020’s Future Nostalgia — features previously released singles “Houdini,” “Training Season” and “Illusion.” “[Releasing the album] feels good. It feels for lack of a better word — radically optimistic,” she previously told Billboard, before explaining the idea behind the album cover, which features the singer floating in a wide open ocean facing a shark fin. “Throughout the whole record, there’s this idea of chaos happening around and me trying to push through it in a way that feels authentic and honest to me.”

The 28-year-old singer also opened up about the newly released album to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe earlier in the week, and revealed which track resonates with her the most at the moment. “With this album, I feel like I’ve managed to put so much more honesty out there, and be really open in a way that I don’t think I’ve ever had the chance to,” she shared. “There’s this one song, which is the last song in the album called ‘Happy for You.’ And I love that song because, to me, it’s about seeing someone who you were with move on, and be really happy for them. And I probably wouldn’t have been able to write that song on my first or second record because I don’t feel like I probably would’ve grown as a person or as an artist to be able to see someone that you loved move on. Or I would’ve found it difficult.”

Listen to Dua Lipa’s Radical Optimism in full below.

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