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27 May 2022

Calvin Harris Releases ‘Potion’ Featuring Dua Lipa And Young Thug

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa
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Calvin Harris has released his new single, Potion, which features Dua Lipa and Young Thug. Potion will appear on Harris’ new album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol 2, due this summer.

“It’s an honour to work with Dua and Thug again,” Harris said in a statement. “They’re both such dynamic artists who have contributed so much to today’s musical landscape.” The DJ-popstar duo last teamed up on smash hit One Kiss back in 2018. Harris and Thug previously teamed up on Heatstroke with Pharrell and Ariana Grande. Potion follows Harris’ most recent release, Lonely, which features Sananda Maitreya and Riva Starr.

Harris teased the track on TikTok earlier this week, sharing a video of himself working on the song and discussing the track with Dua Lipa. Asking Lipa via FaceTime if she wanted to collaborate on the track, she responded that she “definitely” wanted to be involved.

Harris has also spoken to Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1’s New Music Daily Show about the new album. Harris said: “I wanted to just make this again and really go for it and know that I can get these amazing artists on this music that no one else is going to give them. Honestly it is a record that I still can’t believe that it exists.”

He continued: “I wanted the original essence and I want the layers and the grit and the dirt and I don’t want everything to be mixed perfectly. I want things to be too loud and I want things to be like, you know, I want things to be like Sly And The Family Stone when it’s just mixed on the fly and it’s like, oh, he’s going to do a solo now and you’ll turn him up and he’s too loud but it just sounds, I want that.”

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