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Listen to Dua Lipa’s triumphant new single ‘Training Season’

“I had been on a string of bad dates, and the last one was the final straw.”

By Will Richards

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Dua Lipa (Picture: Tyrone Lebon)

Dua Lipa has shared the second track of her comeback – listen to the triumphant ‘Training Season’ below.

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The track was teased last month and follows psych-tinged first track ‘Houdini’ as the second preview of the singer’s upcoming third album.

Discussing the meaning behind ‘Training Season’, Lipa said: “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 Caroline and Tobias 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.”

Watch the video for ‘Training Season’ below.

Dua Lipa is the cover star of the new issue of Rolling Stone UK and told us about how her upcoming “psychedelic-pop-infused” album is inspired by the likes of Primal Scream and Massive Attack.

Lipa explained that the record was a “psychedelic-pop-infused tribute to U.K. rave culture” which took large inspiration from Primal Scream’s 1991 album Screamadelica and Massive Attack. 

“This record feels a bit more raw. I want to capture the essence of youth and freedom and having fun and just letting things happen, whether it’s good or bad,” Lipa said. “You can’t change it. You just have to roll with the punches of whatever’s happening in your life.”

She also used the interview to reiterate her call for a ceasefire in Gaza.

You can read the whole cover feature here and buy the magazine here.

She will also perform at the 2024 BRIT Awards next month, where she is nominated for three awards.