Dua Lipa Teases ‘Barbie’ Disco Banger

23 May 2023 | 10:43 am | Mary Varvaris

“This Barbie has a song coming this week…"

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Photo of Dua Lipa (Credit: Nathan Goldsworthy)

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Dua Lipa won’t just star in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie film, but her music will also feature on the soundtrack. Overnight (23 May), the Don’t Start Now singer shared a teaser for a new song, Dance The Night, which is landing on the airwaves this Friday, 26 May.

Dance The Night looks to follow the path of Lipa’s stupendously successful March 2020 album, Future Nostalgia, an album of pure disco bangers. Just the teaser of her new track is exciting – there’s a foot-stomping beat and Lipa’s signature stunning vocal delivery. Check it out below.

“This Barbie has a song coming this week… FRIDAY MIDNIGHT BST,” Lipa wrote on social media (that’s Saturday 9 am AEST). 

In the teaser video, Lipa wears the iconic fluffy heels that Margot Robbie’s Barbie wore in the movie trailer, steps out of them and offers just one line from Dance The Night: “Just come along for the ride”.

Lipa joins the massive cast of Barbie as Mermaid Barbie. She will accompany Robbie, Ryan Gosling’s Ken, Will Ferrell as Mattel CEO, Michael Cera as a character named Alan, Hellen Mirren as “The Narrator,” and many more. Barbie will be released in Australian cinemas on Thursday, 20 July.

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In December, reports indicated that Dua Lipa was dating rapper (and star of the 2023 remake, White Men Can’t Jump) Jack Harlow.

Last May, Harlow Facetimed Lipa and asked for her approval to name a song after her. Following the song, Page Six reported that Harlow and the Barbie star were dating. After the two met in person at the Variety Hitmakers lunch in Los Angeles in November, sources told Page Six that the pair had been in "constant communication" ever since.

The sources also claimed that Harlow "was very interested in her, and was going to strongly pursue [the romance]." Apparently, Harlow flew to New York to see Lipa after her Z100 Jingle Ball in December. Sources saw the duo eat lunch together after arriving separately the next day. 

Earlier this year, Margot Robbie was talking about Slipknot on live TV. The conversation began after Cate Blanchett asked the actual question “Does anyone like heavy metal music?” to fellow actor and heavy metal fan Robbie on an episode of The Graham Norton Show.

Robbie said she was “very emo” as a teenager and “listened to only heavy metal music”.

“I would dye my hair black and only cut it with a razor blade,” she added, which is when Blanchett chimed in with, “Does anyone like heavy metal music? Was that something you genuinely liked?”

Robbie responded: “I still genuinely like it.”

“Do you like monster trucks and things like that?” Blanchett then asked.

Robbie said the most she’s ever been recognised was at a Slipknot concert while she was on Neighbours.

“I have never had more people come up to me – ever - than at a Slipknot concert. It wasn’t monster trucks and Slipknot, it was Neighbours and Slipknot,” she explained.

“It was so unexpected and they were worried about all the characters and ‘is so-and-so’s baby okay?’ They were so invested in Neighbours and Slipknot.”