Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” Brilliantly Blends Past and Present

Dua Lipa has successfully avoided the “sophomore slump.” This term, used to refer to students burned out by their first year of high school, can also be attributed to artists who cannot live up to the potential set up by their first album. On “Future Nostalgia,” however, Lipa defies expectations, sets the bar even higher and delivers 2020’s first fantastic pop record.