Dua Lipa Sparks Fan Speculation With Teaser Video
Dua Lipa has sparked speculation about imminent new music by posting a teaser video to her socials.
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After deleting all prior posts on Instagram, Dua shared a cryptic teaser video Monday (31 Oct) that appeared to give fans possible clues regarding long-awaited new music. Her hair dyed bright red, Dua closes her mouth on a gold necklace with a key-shaped pendant and shows a split-second flash of a stack of Polaroids, after which a series of seemingly random numbers flash onscreen: 4, 8, 9, 9, 14, 15 and 21.
Fans have already started decoding the numbers, with some suggesting that the digits are code for “Houdini.” The escapologist died Halloween, the same day Dua’s teaser went live. The key in Lipa’s mouth also seems to be a Houdini reference. During the magician’s public stunts, his wife, Bess, would often pass him the key to his handcuffs via a kiss. The cover of Kate Bush’s 1982 album The Dreaming – which shows Bush kissing a chained man with a key in her mouth – is a reference to Houdini.
Meanwhile, on the singer’s website, fans are prompted to “Sign Up” for “happiness, passion, love, joy, optimism, energy” and “fun.” After plugging in your phone number, expect a message welcoming you to “Dua’s text community.”
Dua has been suggesting a change of direction for her next album in recent months. Back in August, the singer hinted at a new sound in a new interview with The New York Times Style Magazine.
The singer said that the process of making her third album has been “insular and exciting” and suggested that the album will be influenced by 70s psychedelia, she also suggested that Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker may be on board. “You have no idea what the reaction is going to be once it’s out, so there’s this nervous feeling,” she added.