Dua Lipa will release a new collaboration with Madonna and Missy Elliott. Levitating will be the fifth single taken overall from Dua’s sophomore LP Future Nostalgia, which dropped earlier this year. The new remix takes after the chart-topping smash Don’t Start Now, which kickstarted a disco revivial, as well as the ultimate bop Physical, the INXS-interpolating Break My Heart and the trance-influenced Hallucinate.
Announcing the news on Twitter, Dua revealed the new track will be remixed by DJ The Blessed Madonna.
‘Levitating remixed by The Blessed Madonna,’ she wrote. ‘Featuring my idols Madonna and Missy Elliott. Dreams come true, let’s go!’ Let’s go indeed. Alexa, play Levitating! Quite a flex after just being nominated for the Mercury Prize as well, if you ask us. Dua’s second album Future Nostalgia was released this year.
The news of a collaboration with Madge, however, won’t be news to anyone who was paying attention. Just last month, Dua’s manager hinted he had already hit up the Queen of Pop herself to feature on a new track. Well, at least we know Madonna replies to emails quickly, right? And if all this wasn’t enough, the stars do certainly seem to be aligning for a diva duet, as Dua recently admitted she would like to ‘do a Madonna’ and reach her creative peak in her 40s. This was the age, of course, that Madonna released Ray of Light. ‘I want to do this for as long as I can,’ she told The Sun. ‘I feel Madonna peaked [in her 40s] and made the best pop album known.’ Basically, the other girls just couldn’t.
We’re ready, Dua! Levitating drops 14 August. Future Nostalgia available now via Warner.
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