Dua Lipa reveals plans for life beyond music

Revealing how she wants to do more with her life than music, Dua Lipa has revealed she wants to expand her horizons by becoming multi-lingual.

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Dua Lipa is determined to be multi-lingual as part of her plan to do more with her life than music
Dua Lipa is determined to be multi-lingual as part of her plan to do more with her life than music

Dua Lipa is determined to be multi-lingual as part of her plan to do more with her life than music.

The ‘Houdini’ singer, 28, said she has got the itch to expand her horizons after being on a treadmill of churning out tunes and going on promotional tours.

She told Rolling Stone: “You make the album, you promote it, you go on tour, you do the same thing, and that’s so amazing, but I think there’s going to come a point where maybe I want to take just a little bit longer (in between.)

“I have all these other things that I can also do that really interest me.”

Rolling Stone said as part of their profile of the musician she “could see herself moving outside of the UK one day” – maybe to Barcelona, Madrid, Paris or Mexico City.

It noted she has been learning Spanish and French and said by 35, she wants to be more fluent in both, as well as Italian.

Dua – brought up in London after being born to Kosovo-Albanian parents – confirmed to the magazine: “I want to know all of them. I get so jealous when people are speaking in French, or Spanish, or Italian… I just want to respond.

“I think I can pick them up fairly easily because of Albanian, although it’s quite different.”

Rolling Stone added Dua has started to pick up guitar, recently learning Bob Dylan’s ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ and said: “Maybe in a few years, she’ll take some college courses, too”.

Dua said: “I started working so young that I just feel like there’s going to be a little moment where I do some more sharpening of my knives.”

She has also told how she’s convinced the public don’t want pop stars to be “smart” or “political”.

Dua has insisted she reads voraciously and has recently spoken out against Hamas’ bombardment of Israel, but says fans don’t want to see intellectual stars.

She said: “I don’t know if people believe that I like to read books, or people believe that these conversations are my own.

“I think it’s a thing of what people want from their pop stars.

“They don’t want you to be political. They don’t want you to be smart. Not that I’m trying to prove myself in that way, but there is so much more to me than just what I do.”

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