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Dua Lipa - Illusion


Dua Lipa has released the latest single from her highly-anticipated third album, Radical Optimism. “Illusion” arrives with a Tanu Muino–directed music video shot at the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc in Barcelona. Watch Lipa perform at the luxe pool amid dancers, high divers, and synchronized swimmers below.

The picturesque swimming pool in the “Illusion” clip was also the site of Kylie Minogue’s “Slow” video shoot from 2003. Muino’s visual culminates with Lipa climbing a structure inspired by traditional Catalonian human towers, called castells.

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.”

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“Illusion” follows the Radical Optimism singles “Houdini” and “Training Season,” both of which landed with visuals. The 11-song follow-up to 2020’s Future Nostalgia (and its subsequent remix record) is out May 3.

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