Dua Lipa, the renowned pop sensation, has revealed exciting news for her fans and enthusiasts of Greta Gerwig’s highly-anticipated Barbie film. In a recent Instagram post, the singer shared a tantalizing teaser for her upcoming single, titled “Dance the Night,” which will be featured on the film’s official soundtrack. The teaser video showcases Dua Lipa gracefully walking into the frame wearing pink heels, effortlessly stepping out of them on tiptoe, reminiscent of a moment from the film’s trailer. As the teaser reaches its climax, the “Barbie” title card flashes, leaving viewers in eager anticipation.
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Accompanied by an intoxicating disco beat, Dua Lipa delivers the captivating lyrics, “Just come along for the ride,” in her signature style. The announcement of this exciting single has sparked a flurry of excitement among both Barbie and Dua Lipa fans. Admirers eagerly took to social media to express their anticipation, with one fan confidently stating, “Dua is coming and will serve like usual,” while another excitedly proclaimed, “Oh, it sounds like pop perfection. Song of the summer is coming.” The official Barbie account playfully asked, “Is it Friday yet?”
This announcement not only brings joy to fans of Dua Lipa but also marks another stroke of brilliance from the Barbie publicity team. The upcoming Barbie film boasts a star-studded cast of beloved queer-fan favorites, including Hari Nef, Issa Rae, and Ncuti Gatwa, alongside Margot Robbie as the iconic doll and Ryan Gosling as Ken. With a series of captivating trailers and an ingenious marketing campaign featuring character posters, the film’s anticipation has reached new heights.
While concrete details about the plot remain shrouded in mystery, Gerwig, who co-wrote the film with Noah Baumbach, hinted at its inspiration from technicolor musicals like “The Wizard of Oz.” A brief summary reveals that Barbie, after being expelled from Barbieland for not conforming to traditional doll standards, embarks on a quest to find true happiness in the human world.
As Dua Lipa’s new single, “Dance the Night,” prepares to make its debut on May 26, fans can also mark their calendars for the release of the Barbie film in the UK on July 21. With its empowering message and the star power behind it, this collaboration promises to be a celebration of music, diversity, and the enduring spirit of Barbie.