Dua Lipa's upcoming single Training Season is about 'a string of bad dates'

Dua Lipa has confessed she's had a "string of bad dates" that have inspired her new single.



Dua Lipa will drop the second single from her third album on February 15
Dua Lipa will drop the second single from her third album on February 15

Dua Lipa's upcoming single 'Training Season' is about having a "string of bad dates".

The 28-year-old pop star has dated the likes of model/chef Isaac Carew, LANY singer Paul Klein, model Anwar Hadid, television host Trevor Noah, director Romain Garvas, and is now said to be dating 'Boys In The Boat' star Callum Turner.

And the 'Houdini' hitmaker has confessed that some of her flings were like "training" for meeting the one who will treat her right.

Dua said of the track: “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 [co-writers] 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.”

She added: “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.”

A 30-second clip of the tune is already available for fans to use to soundtrack their TikTok videos, ahead of its release on February 15.

'Training Season' is the second single from her upcoming third studio album and follows the euphoric dance anthem 'Houdini'.

Meanwhile, the 'Levitating' singer - who is starring in the new spy action movie 'Argylle' after her cameo in 'Barbie' - has just landed three BRIT Award nominations including Artist of the Year, Best Pop Act and Song of the Year for 'Dance The Night' from the latter flick.

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