Dua Lipa has been working hard on her follow-up Nostalgia for the future and the singer told Jimmy Kimmel last night that she wrote nearly 100 songs for the LP. She also admitted to the late night host that she wrote all the songs in a notebook she bought at CVS.
“It has all the songs I wrote for this album,” Dua told Kimmel of the notebook she brought with her. Jimmy Kimmel live. “I wrote 97 songs… And only because I have this [notebook]. It has now become my relic, in a way.
She added: “I'm sweating right now at the thought of this book being lost.” Kimmel then questioned if any of the 97 songs were “terrible,” to which Dua confirmed that yes, some of them are.
“A lot,” she said. “There were about 80. As soon as I write a song, I know if it's good or not, or if it's close to being good, and then I rework it. Every song on this album, unlike every other record I've made, I listened to it and rewrote it over and over until I felt like it was perfect. Which I didn't really have the confidence to do on my previous records. Like, everything I wrote that day was pretty much what everyone heard and now, this time around, I have a lot more confidence in myself as a songwriter and performer and in what I want things to be, sound and look like.
Dua Lipa's new single, “Training Season,” is set to be released on February 15. The song, which she debuted at the Grammys last weekend, reflects on dating. She told Kimmel it was about “not wanting to train people.”
“I think that with every romantic experience, whether it's good or bad, every person leaves the situation having learned something,” she explained. “And they’ll be better for the next person.”
The singer performed “Training Season” during a Grammys medley that also included her barbie hit “Dance the Night” and recent single “Houdini,” which she released in November.
“This record feels a little more raw,” she said recently. rolling stone what to expect from the new album. “I want to capture the essence of youth and freedom, having fun and letting things happen, good or bad.”