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Dua Lipa On the Inspiration Behind ‘Radical Optimism,’ Favorite Spice Girl & More | Billboard News

Dua Lipa talks about the inspiration behind the interesting cover photo for her upcoming third album ‘Radical Optimism,’ how she wrote her latest single “Training Season,” how the album is so influenced by English bands and artists like Oasis, Portishead and Massive Attack, who her favorite Spice Girl is and more!

Tetris Kelly
‘Radical Optimism’ your third album, how is this new era of Dua Lipa feeling.

Dua Lipa
It feels good I mean it feels for lack of a better word radically optimistic

Tetris Kelly
The date is May 3rd and the project is Dua Lipa’s ‘Radical Optimism’ and we had the sweetest chat with the pop star about the brand new album, bad dates and oh, and the Spice Girls. The cover is kind of a juxtaposition, right you’re in this calm water, the shark so tell me the inspiration behind the cover art?

Dua Lipa
Throughout the whole record there is this idea of chaos happening around and me trying to push through it in a way that feels authentic and honest. To me this is obviously an overly dramatic way to to explain that but I feel like it says radical optimism to me in the in the clearest sense of being in deep waters

Tetris Kelly
And authentic she’s being, she says “Training Season” is over.

Dua Lipa
In a way I been on a couple of dates, like a string of string of bad dates.

Tetris Kelly
Oh, no.

Dua Lipa
I went into the studio and I was like, right I’m done. You know, like, I don’t want to like be anyone like “Training Season” is over, I’m done training up these boys. And what started off as a joke in the studio ended up being like “Training Season” became like the term that we stuck with.

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