Dua Lipa is feeling "liberated" like never before as she works on her third album.
The 'Potion' singer has never felt more "in control" of a musical project before.
She said: “As I’m writing my new album, I feel even more liberated in a completely different way.
“And even more in control than I thought.”
Asked what liberation means to her, she told Vogue Australia: “Freedom, especially as a woman, means to be able to take things into your own hands, to have control over the things that you believe in.
“To really have a voice.”
Dua recently admitted she was "not afraid to talk about things" on her "grown-up" third album.
The 'Levitating' hitmaker, 27, says her follow-up to 2020's 'Future Nostalgia' is her most mature record to date, and she doesn't hold back when speaking up on what matters to her.
She said: “I’ve definitely grown up. Overall, whether it’s sonically or in terms of the themes, I’ve matured.
“It’s like I’m coming into my power and not afraid to talk about things.
“It’s about understanding what I want.”
In March, the pop star revealed the record was "50 per cent done".
The Grammy winner said she was happy with the progress she's made and feels "very excited" about some of the songs she's already recorded for the LP.
Speaking to Sir Elton John on her 'Service 95' podcast - which returns on September 24, with special guest Monica Lewinsky - she said: “It’s starting to feel good.
“It’s starting to take shape. I’m very excited about some of the new songs so it’s always exciting to look forward towards something."
Dua's update came just two months after she said her third album was "still in baby form" and she was "in no rush" to debut new material.
However, she had a firm "vision" for the record and had already chosen a title.
She said: “It has a vision. It has a name, I think—for now. It’s just been fun experimenting. I’m always going to make pop music, but it has its own unique sound, which is exciting and something that feels like a movement from ‘Future Nostalgia’.
“In all honesty, it’s probably not what my fans want to hear – but I’m in no rush to release a new album.