During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Dua Lipa provided fans with a glimpse into the making of her highly anticipated third album, set to follow her 2020 hit ‘Future Nostalgia’. While the pop star has already treated listeners to the single ‘Houdini’ and offered a preview of ‘Training Season’ at the Grammys 2024, her latest revelation unveils the sheer magnitude of her creative output.
Lipa disclosed that she penned a staggering 97 songs for her upcoming record, a fact she shared with Kimmel while presenting him with the actual notebook containing “every single song” she’s written for the album. The notebook, adorned with doodles of flowers, nautilus shells, and the word ‘LOVE’, bears witness to Lipa’s meticulous process, with sections dedicated to the years 2021, 2022, and 2023.
However, Lipa confessed that not all the songs in the notebook made the cut, candidly admitting that about 80 of them were deemed “terrible.” She emphasized her newfound confidence as a songwriter and performer, highlighting her commitment to refining each track until it reached perfection—a departure from her previous approach where she felt less assured in her abilities.
Reflecting on her evolution as an artist, Lipa noted a significant shift in her writing process for this album, expressing pride in her ability to delve deeper into her creativity and make necessary revisions until she felt completely satisfied with the outcome. This newfound confidence has allowed her to explore new sonic territories, teasing a blend of psychedelic pop influences drawn from the likes of Primal Scream, Massive Attack, Oasis, Blur, Moby, and Gorillaz.