British-Albanian singer Dua Lipa not only got to collaborate with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on her upcoming, self-titled album, but she also got a bit of life advice from him in the process.
The 21-year-old singer, who is behind hits such as Be The One and Blow Your Mind, admitted that working with Warner Music label mate Martin on the track Homesick was “really exciting, but also really scary”.
She said it was surreal to get to sit at the piano with him. “He’s so distinctive in the way he works – the second he sits down and is playing piano, you’re like, s***, that’s Coldplay! I wanted to impress him, so I wrote lots of lyrics and was trying to compare our notes,” she said.
Working with an experienced star like Martin, 40, is a coup for Lipa, who started off doing YouTube covers seven years ago, at age 14.