Know Your Idol – Dua Lipa has admitted she rewrote every song on her new album. The 28-year-old hitmaker has a habit of rewriting and tinkering with her songs to make sure they are perfect before releasing them.
“I don’t think there’s a single song on this record that I didn’t go back and want to rewrite and perfect and change and work on it a bit more and dig a little deeper and see if we could go any further,” Dua told Rolling Stone of her upcoming album.
Speaking to the publication, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, one of Dua’s collaborators, described the singer-songwriter as a “meticulous” editor.
“Her editing is brutal,” he said, adding that her latest song, Houdini, was in the works for months before it was ready for release.
“I’d kind of recoil in horror and go, ‘Oh, no, it’s a great verse!'” Kevin continued. “But then an hour later, we’d have something that I can’t imagine not being in the song.”
The Levitating hitmaker is expected to release her third album later this year, although she has yet to confirm a release date. She has revealed the album will feature 11 songs, including lead single Houdini. Elsewhere in the interview, Dua admitted she cares about the opinions of her critics.
“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t care about what the critics thought…. When you put your heart and soul into something, you want people collectively to be like, ‘Oh, it’s changed sonically, and it’s been something different,” she confessed.