Dua Lipa: ‘I’m Much More Confident In Myself’
Dua Lipa has spoken about writing her hotly anticipated upcoming album during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Her latest single, Training Season, which she performed at last week’s Grammys, will be released on 15 February on streaming services and limited edition 7″ vinyl, CD and cassette tape – all available to pre-order now.
The singer revealed: “The second I write a song, I know it’s good or not or whether it’s close. Every song on this album, unlike any of the other records I’ve made, I’ve gone in and I’ve re-written it over and over again, until I felt like it was perfect, which I didn’t really have the confidence to do on my previous records.
“I’m much more confident in myself as a songwriter and as a performer and how I want things to be and sound and look…. Iwent in, digged a little deeper, and I changed things to the point that it felt perfect to me. And I feel proud of it.”
In a press release about Training Season, Lipa said: “I had been on a string of bad dates, and the last one was the final straw. The next morning I arrived to the studio to Caroline [Ailin], and Tobias [Jesso Jr] asking me how it all went and I immediately declared ‘TRAINING SEASON IS OVER,’ and like the best ‘day after’ debriefs with your mates, we had a lot of laughs and it all quickly came together from there.
“And while it is obviously about that feeling when you are just absolutely done telling people…men specifically in this case, how to date you right; it is also about my training season being over and me growing with every experience. I have never felt more confident, clear or empowered. And while it may be that training season is never over for any of us, you start to see the beauty in finding that person to experience it with. You stop looking for the trainees and become more interested in having someone where you are and someone to grow with.”