Dua Lipa’s New Album “Radical Optimism” Is Coming in May

Dua Lipa is living her dream, as she will release her third studio album, “Radical Optimism,” on May 3. She had envisioned this album even before making her professional music debut in 2017. The album is ready seven years later, and we can’t wait to hear the new material. Dua Lipa’s “Radical Optimism” tour starts in June.

As Dua Lipa recently shared on the Zach Sang Show, the idea behind the new album is to share positivity. Maybe that shouldn’t surprise anyone since she conjured most of the album during the COVID-19 pandemic when everyone needed optimism, joy, and happiness.

Radical optimism’ followed me through these past few years where things might not go the way that I envision them to, things might not work out the way that I want them to, things might, you know, whatever that may be, but it doesn’t mean that it’s to be all and end all or it’s the end of something or… Quite the contrary, it’s actually the beginning, or it pushes you and propels you to grow and to change and to see things from a different perspective, and so radical optimism just became more and more prevalent. So everything that I was writing had an optimistic flare.”

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This promises to be quite a different album from what we heard before from Dua Lipa. Primal Scream, Blur, Oasis, and Massive Attack sounds influenced the album, a tribute to UK rave culture. Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker collaborated on the album. He is part of the music and production team behind singles “Houdini,” “Training Season,” and “Illusion.”

The singer will host SNL on May 4, a day after the album’s debut. We hope to hear a new song from the album performed live during the legendary show.

“Radical Optimism” Tracklist

We already know that the album will have 11 songs. The label has already released three singles from the album, and fans loved them. The lead single, “Houdini,” came out on November 9, 2023, and climbed the charts fast. The song was in the top 10 in multiple countries and spent 12 weeks at the top of the Billboard Dance chart. Training Season came on February 15, 2024. Third, and so far last single, “Illusion,” saw the light of day on April 11.

Radical Optimism Tracklist:

  1. End Of An Era
  2. Houdini
  3. Training Season
  4. These Walls
  5. Whatcha Doing
  6. French Exit
  7. Illusion
  8. Falling Forever
  9. Anything For Love
  10. Maria
  11. Happy For You

“Radical Optimism” Album Cover

The cover for “Radical Optimism” strikingly captures the album’s spirit. The cover shows Dua Lipa floating in the ocean, calm and composed, as a shark approaches, symbolizing facing life’s chaos with elegance. Dua explains that the cover reflects facing danger yet staying strong and poised.

The leading color of the album’s cover is blue. She explains in an episode of the Zack Sang show that the blue color refers to optimism and that the red color, as the color of the heart, is more radical. According to the primary color and its variances on her cover album, the decision was to stay optimistic rather than radical. Still, we can also recognize the dualism, especially if we read the message she brings with her hair color on the Zack Sand show, in which she explains the album cover. Also, we noticed that one of the physical editions of the album has a red color as a basis.

Also, “swim with sharks” refers to operating among dangerous people. What is Dua Lipa afraid of? Who are the sharks around her, and in what business is she? If you want to survive dangerous situations, it’s best not to panic. To succeed or even handle tough challenges like swimming with sharks, you must be bold, radical, or extreme—whatever that means in the music industry.

Where Can I Buy the Album “Radical Optimism”?

For the album “Radical Optimism,” Dua Lipa took care to satisfy various tastes and criteria of her fans by creating various physical editions for her album. Fans can buy CDs, vinyl, and even cassettes from Dua Lipa’s website store and Amazon.

Among the various editions, if you are a hard-core Dua Lipa fan, Amazon has an exclusive blue transparent vinyl edition of the album.

Dua Lipa’s “Radical Optimism” Tour Kicks Off in June

Rumors about the lineups of the biggest music festivals in the US didn’t exclude Dua Lipa’s name in 2024. Many considered Dua Lipa a possible headliner in this year’s Coachella lineup. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, as the singer opted for Glastonbury. However, fans can enjoy the “Radical Optimism” tour with the album out. The tour starts in Berlin in June and will finish in October in London, UK.

We have great news if you are a Dua Lipa fan and plan to visit Austin City Limits. The festival recently published the ACL Lineup 2024. Dua Lipa is one of the headliners, and she will perform on both weekends, October 4-6 and October 11-13.


📅 JUNE 2024
[05] – Waldbühne – Berlin, Germany
[09] – Arena Pula – Pula, Croatia

[12] – Arènes de Nîmes – Nimes, France
[13] – Arènes de Nîmes – Nimes, France
[28] – Glastonbury Festival – Glastonbury, UK

📅 JULY 2024
[04] – Open’er Festival – Gdynia, Poland
[06] – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium
[10] – Mad Cool Festival – Madrid, Spain
[12] – NOS Alive Festival – Lisbon, Portugal

📅 OCTOBER 2024
[04 – 06] – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX

[11 – 13] – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX
[17] – Royal Albert Hall – London, UK

Where Can I buy Tickets for “Radical Optimism”?

You can purchase tickets at Ticketmaster and check with resellers at Vivid Seats to see if they have already sold the tickets.
NOTE: Please be aware that the tickets sold by resellers such as Vivid Seats are usually more expensive than the original.

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