We Can't Help But Fangirl With Anne Curtis As She Interviews Dua Lipa
Anne caught up with the award-winning singer to ask her about her music, creative inspiration, and plans for 2021
Anne Curtis-Smith was all of us last night when she struggled to not fangirl to the max as she sat in front of a screen, the other side of which sat her interviewee—none other than Dua Lipa! That's right; Anne Curtis interviewed Dua Lipa in an opportunity the artist's fans can only dream of!
The British singer who brought you bops like "New Rules," "One Kiss," "IDGAF," and AMA-winning song "Don't Start Now" sat with Anne for a whole nine minutes, answering questions about the inspirations behind her songs, plans for 2021, and Studio 2054, her upcoming livestream show featuring other legendary names of pop and rock.
With the It's Showtime! host still hunkered down in Australia with her husband Erwan Heussaff and eight-month-old daughter Dahlia, Anne interviewing Dua Lipa was a great way to spend one of her days at home, indeed! Check out the highlights from Anne Curtis' interview with Dua Lipa below!
What was it like to release Future Nostalgia, a brand new album, at the height of worldwide quarantine?
"Putting it out at this time just made me learn so much about patience, made me adapt a lot quicker to my surroundings," Dua said, saying that it was all ultimately a "massive learning curve." She never expected to even release an album at such a crazy time, but here she is, winning awards for tracks featured on Future Nostalgia.
What's the story behind the album title?
Considering that Future Nostalgia is an oxymoron of sorts, Dua says that her choice of putting the words together was pretty much representative of her musical and pop culture influences from her youth that shaped the artist she is today (think Prince and David Bowie) and all the directions she wants to explore in the future.
What was the inspiration for the track "Boys Will Be Boys?"
"I feel like the inspiration behind that was very much something that happened in my life, something I felt like I had to talk about. I feel like I talk about women's issues and women's equality a lot, and I felt like I needed to put something on the record that was directly addressing that," Dua shares.
It's in complete contrast with the first track named after the album that's energetic, sassy, powerful—things Dua wishes she was. But, it was also necessary to showcase an unguarded side to herself because she's both empowered and vulnerable at the same time, just as many other women are.
What are her favorite tracks from the album?
They're "Pretty Please" and "Hallucinate," and Dua is looking forward to finally getting to perform them for an audience, even if it'll just be via a livestreamed event for the time being.
Can we expect any more surprise collaborations soon?
"Maybe," Dua smiles coyly.
What can everyone expect from Studio 2054, her virtual livestreamed concert?
"I was dying to get out in front of an audience and get out for a live show... I'm working really, really hard to make sure that I don't disappoint you and be the best show ever, especially from the comfort of your home," Dua says.
Audiences can expect Studio 2054 to be a "multi-dimensional show," meaning it'll have a ton of set design changes (Dua named three: an 80s-inspired TV set, a New York boiler room, and even a roller disco!) and special guest appearances (Elton John and Kylie Minogue have confirmed their participation).
"It's a very relentless show," she adds, suggesting that it'll be nonstop energy from start to finish.
What does she want to say to her Filipino fans?
First, that she misses them. "The second we are allowed to hang out and party together and celebrate, that's the first thing I'm going to do. I just want to say thank you so much for all your patience. I hope you're all staying safe," ends says.
Watch Anne Curtis' full interview with Dua Lipa below!
As awesome as this online interaction was, this isn't actually the first time that Anne has had a super special Dua Lipa moment. The singer actually greeted Anne via a video for her birthday last year, which Anne was surprised with on an episode of It's Showtime!
Anne also watched Dua's Manila concert in 2018, right from the front row—a little tidbit the actress excitedly told the singer in their interview.
More good news is in store for Filipinos wanting to get in on Dua Lipa's Studio 2054 livestreamed concert, thanks to Smart.
The telco company partnered with LIVENow, a pay-per-view service, which entitles mart Signature subscribers to conveniently charge their ticket fees to the show to their postpaid bill. (Check this out for more details on how to purchase tickets).
Dua Lipa's livestreamed concert 2054 is scheduled to stream on Saturday, November 28, 4:30 a.m. Philippine time with replays at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 5:00 p.m.
Photos from @annecurtissmith @dualipa