Dua Lipa Tells ‘Colbert’ She ‘Manifested’ Elton John Collaboration

The singer stated, "Rocket Man" is my driving song. It's also my shower song. I sing it along to myself."

Dua Lipa Tells ‘Colbert’ She ‘Manifested’ Elton John Collaboration

The singer stated, "Rocket Man" is my driving song. It's also my shower song. I sing it along to myself."

Dua Lipa visited The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Thursday night for an extended interview. She spoke about everything, including her Future Nostalgia tour and her new Service95 newsletter. She also talked about how she answered Elton John's FaceTime call in a bikini and cowboy hat.

Colbert was even rebuffed by the British pop singer, who asked him a deep and personal question about the effect of his Catholic faith on Colbert's comedy. She says interviewing is something she has been learning as she works on Service95 and her podcast "At Your Service".

Lipa states that she enjoys interviewing people. "I love the research aspect of it and learning about people." Lipa was named by Rolling Stone as "the breakout pop star during the pandemic era." She released Future Nostalgia, her second album, in the early days after Covid restrictions and lockdowns. This, Lipa believes, allowed fans to connect with the music more deeply and meaningfully.

She says, "With all the uncertainty and everything happening, I was like, "You know, maybe it's time to release this record." I have this philosophy that music belongs to me until it is released. It's not mine anymore once it's out... People's reactions to it, being that it was that way, were just amazing. It was more than I could have hoped for and may have been the destiny that the album was meant to have.

The "Levitating” singer shared the story of how she was invited to take part in "Cold Heart," her remote collaboration with Elton John in 2021. It features interpolations from John's 1989 ballad, "Sacrifice," and his 1972 hit "Rocket Man (I think It's Going To Be a Long, Long Time"), as well as interpolations from John's 1983 song "Kiss the Bride" and 1976's"Where's the Shoorah?"

She jokingly said, "I was just hanging out at the pool before I went to write, and then all of a sudden, my phone rings. It's Elton and David calling casually."

She says that she feels like she manifested it in a certain way. "Rocket Man" is my driving song. It's also my shower song. I love singing it along. When I was asked to sing it, I thought, 'OK, it was meant to be. '"

The long-awaited Future Nostalgia tour around the world will begin Feb. 9 in Miami, and finish Nov. 16 in Perth (Australia). Colbert fans are encouraged to come with high expectations, Lipa says.

She says, "I have done a lot audience research so I feel like i know what songs people like."

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