After much-needed downtime, Dua Lipa re-emerges to the pop stage with new dance single, “Houdini.” The 28-year-old pop star dedicated most of last year to promoting her Grammy-nominated sophomore album on the eponymous Future Nostalgia Tour, which spanned 91 shows over 11 months.
What is the first real taste of Lipa in two years—besides Barbie single “Dance The Night”—”Houdini” revitalizes the revolutionary work of Future Nostalgia in a new light. In an interview with Variety magazine, the singer confirmed the sonic shift, stating her highly anticipated third album had “taken a complete turn” from her previous material.
The track’s co-producers Danny L Harle and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker power a heart-thumping funk that’s equally sparkly enough for Lipa to get her Kylie Minouge-persona on.
In the single’s press release, “Houdini” is described as “the beginning of a new chapter” for Lipa. “This track represents the most light and freeing parts of my singledom,” says the singer. “‘Houdini’ is very tongue in cheek, exploring the idea of whether someone is really worth my while or if I’ll ghost them in the end. You never know where something may take you, that’s the beauty of being open to whatever life throws your way. I’m looking forward to sharing that feeling of defiant bliss with my fans.”
Watch the Manu Cossu-directed “Houdini” music video—with cinematographer André Chemetoff—below.
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