Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition)
When Dua Lipa released Future Nostalgia in March 2020, she knew she was taking a risk (in a tearful social media video at the time, the British singer wondered whether releasing an album so laced with joy was “the right thing to do” just as a global pandemic hit). Her gamble, of course, paid off. Future Nostalgia—a celebratory odyssey into pop’s future, influenced by the late-night sounds of its past—proved to be just the tonic a world in crisis needed. “When I was creating this record, I wanted it to feel like a form of escapism,” Lipa tells Apple Music. “And it felt like, during this time, it did serve as a form of escapism for me. And I was so happy with the response that the record got, and people [who] were like, ‘This got me through lockdown.’” Almost exactly a year later—and following an exhilarating, star-studded remix album, a Mercury Prize nomination, and six Grammy Award nods—comes The Moonlight Edition. Here, you’ll find the original record's 11 uplifting tracks and the stream of hits Lipa served up in its wake (“Fever” with Angèle, a DaBaby-featuring remix of “Levitating,” and “Prisoner,” Lipa’s inescapable Miley Cyrus collab) plus previously unreleased tracks, including “We’re Good,” on which Lipa departs from Future Nostalgia’s iridescent, disco-indebted sounds. The Moonlight Edition celebrates an album that met the moment—and allowed its creator to conquer the world.