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12 April 2024

Dua Lipa Releases New Single ‘Illusion’: Watch Video

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Dua Lipa has released the Illusion, latest single from her highly-anticipated third album, Radical Optimism. Watch the Tanu Muino-directed video below.

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Lipa co-wrote Illusion with Caroline Ailin, Danny L Harle, Tobias Jesso Jr, and Kevin Parker, who contribute across the album. The single was co-produced by Harle and Parker.

“Illusion was the first song Caroline, Danny, Tobias, Kevin and I worked on together, and it really broke the ice for the record” Lipa said in press materials. “It’s about knowing what you’re getting yourself into, but staying for the hell of it. The joke’s on them, it’s the fun of playing someone at their own game because ultimately you won’t fall for an illusion.”

Illusion follows the Radical Optimism singles Houdini and Training Season. The 11-song follow-up to 2020’s Future Nostalgia is out 3 May.

“A couple years ago, a friend introduced me to the term Radical Optimism,” Lipa revealed. “It’s a concept that resonated with me, and I became more curious as I started to play with it and weave it into my life. It struck me—the idea of going through chaos gracefully and feeling like you can weather any storm.

“At the same time, I found myself looking through the music history of psychedelia, trip hop, and Britpop. It has always felt so confidently optimistic to me, and that honesty and attitude is a feeling I took into my recording sessions.”

A press release said of the album, “Inspired by Dua’s own self-discovery, Radical Optimism is an album that taps into the pure joy and happiness of having clarity in situations that once seemed impossible to face. The hard goodbyes and vulnerable beginnings that previously threatened to crush your soul, become milestones as you choose optimism and start to move with grace through the chaos.”

pre-order dua lipa’s ‘radical optimism’ here

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