"Training Season" is a song by Dua Lipa, releasing on February 15, 2024, as the second single from her upcoming third studio album. The song was written by Lipa, Caroline Ailin, and Tobias Jesso Jr., and produced by Jesso Jr.

Inspiration and Release:

Lipa announced the song on January 25, 2024, through a TikTok/YoutubeShot video where she lip-synced to a snippet of the song and declared her tiredness of "mediocre men." In a statement,

“I need someone to hold me close, deeper than I’ve ever known/ Whose love feels like a rodeo, knows just how to take control,”

she revealed the song was inspired by a series of bad dates, culminating in one that led her to declare "training season is over" in the studio with her collaborators. She elaborated that the song transcended its romantic context, reflecting her personal growth and empowerment.


Timeline of Training Season:

  • January 25, 2024 Training Season snippet Youtube short / TikTok (link)
  • January 26, 2024 Official teaser at YouTube and poster at Instagram (with  releasing date & time  15 FEBRUARY 11PM GMT )

    • Training Season Preview x Houdini opening the Grammys 2024


Who understands I Need someone to hold me close? Deeper than I've never known Whose love feels like a rodeo Knows just how to take control When I'm vulnerable He's straight talking to my soul Conversation overload Got me feeling vertigo (Vertigo) Are you somebody who can go there? 'Cause I don't wanna have to show ya

Label Warner Records






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