Updated December 18th, 2023 at 09:29 IST

Dua Lipa’s new album is personal, based on diary written in 'heat of the moment'

Dua Lipa revealed her upcoming album is based on her diary extracts, making it her most personal music to date.

Anjali Negi
Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa | Image:X

After almost 3 years of her last album release, Dua Lipa is now all set to launch her third album next year. The first single from the record, Houdini, debuted in November this year. In a recent interview, the singer talked about the inspiration behind her upcoming album and how she wrote 97 songs for it. 

Dua Lipa’s next album is her most ‘personal’ 

Lipa has revealed her upcoming album is based on her diary extracts, making it her most personal music to date. According to her, she spent two years working on her third studio album. The singer said she needed the time to gain “perspective” on her writing about “incidents” that she had written down in the heat of the moment. 

Dua Lipa is currently gearing up for the release of her upcoming album | Image: X


As per The Mirror, Lipa said, “Most of the album was intimately in diary form, so I write about things when they happened. “I think how you feel about something 24 hours after an incident has happened – and then when you look back at it two weeks, a month, later – your perspective completely changes.”

“So I think it’s important to always take a bit of a breather from something, look back on it, and then be, like, All right, I’m ready.”Admitting the writing process had been “quite long”, with as many as 97 songs to pick from, she added, “When I write albums, I have to kind of get through a bunch of s**t ideas to get to the ones I feel are special. I feel like now I know where I’m heading.”


Dua Lipa on her latest single Houdini

Lipa went on to say she is enjoying a fresh start with a “whole new era and a new sound.” Her first single from the album, Houdini, is about catching an admirer’s eye in a club and leaving without saying goodbye.

Dua Lipa in her recently released song Houdini | Image: Youtube


Discussing the song on US radio, the singer said, “I’m like Houdini at the end of the night at the club. The whole idea of it is it’s Houdini in the sense of, ‘OK, there are too many red flags here. I have to see those red flags for what they are, and not be like, ‘Oh, actually, I’m sure it can change…’ What are my red flags? Gosh, it could be anything from chewing and talking with your mouth open, to little ankle socks.”


(with inputs from IANS)


Published December 18th, 2023 at 09:29 IST

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