Dua Lipa recently unveiled a surprising revelation about her creative process for her highly anticipated third studio album.
During an appearance on Thursday at Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, for promoting her upcoming song Training Season, set for release next week, Dua was inquired about her songwriting methods .
“When you write these songs, you write them down in a book?,” Jimmy asked.
The New Rules crooner continued, “Yeah. Well, it was my first time doing it. I started writing for this album in 2021, and I just wanted to write my ideas down.”
She referred to the prominent pharmacy and retail chain, “So I went down to CVS, and I just bought a random notebook. Had I have known how important that book would have been, maybe I would have gotten a more fancy one.”
“You really went into a CVS?,” Jimmy asked.
Dua went on to say, “I love CVS,” adding, “I'm obsessed with it. There's nothing like a CVS, going in and buying a bunch of stuff you don't need.”
Jimmy then showed the actual book that contains all of Dua's thoughts and lyrics for the album.
“It's got every single song I've written for this album. ...I wrote 97 songs,” Dua said.
Jimmy was impressed with her output, and the Levitating singer added, “Yeah. And only because I have this, it's now become kind of this, like, relic of mine in a way.”
The host questioned, “Aren't you terrified that this is going to get lost somehow?”
“Yes, petrified,” Dua confessed.
Jimmy teased that he might abscond with the book.
“I'm sweating right now at the idea,” Dua said.
Jimmy remarked that it was remarkable that Dua opted for a traditional approach rather than humming songs into her phone or typing the lyrics.
Dua responded by expressing her fondness for the method, stating that she initially enjoyed it and found herself unable to stop.
She also mentioned feeling fortunate to have followed this process. When asked if any of the 97 songs were subpar, Dua replied affirmatively.
Due responded, “Yes,” adding, About 80 of them,” then Jimmy quipped that it makes it easier to whittle them down.
“Yeah, exactly. No, the second I write a song, I know whether it's good or not, or whether it's close to being good. Then I would rework it. Every song in this album, unlike any of the other records I've made, I've gone in and rewritten it over and over again until I felt it was perfect, which I didn't have the confidence to do on my previous records,” she said.
The One Kiss singer continued, “Whatever I wrote on the day was pretty much what everyone heard. And now, this time around, I'm much more confident in myself as a songwriter, as a performer, how I want things to be and sound and look. And so I just went in, and I just digged a little deeper, and I changed things to the point that it felt perfect to me. And I feel proud of it.”
However, Dua did not disclose either the release date or the title of her forthcoming album. Training Season the second single preceding Dua's upcoming album, will be launched by Warner Records on Thursday Earlier, Dua unveiled the album's lead single, Houdini, in November.
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