Pop star Dua Lipa has said she has been on an emotional rollercoaster since her new album leaked online, forcing her to bring the release date forward.

Future Nostalgia is the eagerly-anticipated second album from the Don't Start Now singer which Lipa says she made because 'everyone was like 'Oh second album' like that's a really scary one’.

Speaking on Jessie Ware's Table Manners podcast, the 24-year-old singer said: "I guess it's been a bit of a weird week because the album leaked, which is a f****** pain in the arse.

"It's been an emotional rollercoaster. Some things just come at you thick and fast sometimes.

"I don't really know what kind of happens, but it is what it is. And for me I'm just like f*** it. People just get to hear it sooner if they want to hear it.

Dua Lipa with boyfriend Anwar Hadid 

"If they want to wait and stream it on their streaming services, cool. That's the only way I can see it.

"And I really just kind of made this album because everyone was like 'Oh second album' like that's a really scary one.

"And there was so much pressure with it that I just wanted to basically make something that took me away from that, that took away that anxiety and something that I made just to have fun with.

"I was also toying with the idea of whether to put it out at this time at all.

"And I guess some things just happen for a reason and I think people maybe need it now more than ever."

The singer is one of many musicians who has been forced to postpone or cancel tours due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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