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Dua Lipa Unveils Summery New Single “Illusion” Ahead of New Album Release

With less than a month remaining until the highly-anticipated release of her third studio album, “Radical Optimism”, Dua Lipa has gifted fans with her latest single, “Illusion”. Released on Thursday (April 11), the track embodies a vibrant, summery vibe that is sure to captivate listeners.

Directed by Tanu Muino (Harry Styles, Sam Smith, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, Cardi B), the accompanying music video for “Illusion” showcases Lipa amidst a backdrop of dynamic energy, set at the picturesque Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc in Barcelona, Spain. This iconic location, reminiscent of Kylie Minogue’s legendary “Slow” video, serves as the perfect setting for Lipa’s magnetic performance.

In a press statement, Lipa shared insights into the creation of “Illusion”, revealing that it was the first collaboration between herself, Caroline Ailin, Danny Harle, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Kevin Parker for the album. She describes the song as an exploration of staying in a situation for the thrill of it, despite knowing its true nature. Lipa cleverly muses, “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” marks the third single to be released from “Radical Optimism”, following the success of “Houdini” and “Training Season”. Both singles made notable entries into the Billboard Hot 100 chart, reflecting Lipa’s enduring influence and popularity.

Her new project will include the following 11 tracks:

Radical Optimism -Album Cover
Radical Optimism -Album Cover
  1. End of an Era
  2. Houdini
  3. Training Season
  4. These Walls
  5. Whatcha Doing
  6. French Exit
  7. Illusion
  8. Falling Forever
  9. Anything for Love
  10. Maria
  11. Happy for You

Reflecting on the upcoming album, Lipa expresses a sense of empowerment and positivity, describing the project as “radically optimistic”. The album cover itself, featuring Lipa floating amidst an expansive ocean with a shark fin in the distance, symbolizes her resilience amidst chaos.

The title of the album, “Radical Optimism”, holds personal significance for Lipa, as she explains in a statement from March. Introduced to the concept by a friend, Lipa found resonance in the idea and embraced it as a guiding principle in her life and artistry.

Scheduled for release on May 3rd, her new album promises to be a compelling journey through Lipa’s musical evolution. With its blend of infectious melodies and introspective lyricism, the album is poised to leave a lasting impact on listeners worldwide.

As fans eagerly anticipate the arrival of “Radical Optimism”, Lipa continues to captivate with her infectious energy and unwavering creativity. With “Illusion” serving as the latest testament to her artistry, the countdown to May 3rd has never felt more electrifying.

Check the video for her new single below!

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