Dua Lipa’s Barbie is the lifetime of the get together — and he or she’s the sound of it, too. The singer, who performs Mermaid Barbie in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie has shared the luscious disco single “Dance the Night time” as the primary official launch from Barbie the Album, out July 21. Whereas Barbie herself is navigating an existential disaster on the dance flooring, her dream land’s resident pop lady is shining underneath the lights with diamonds underneath her eyes.
“Watch me, dance/Dance the night time away/My coronary heart may very well be burning however you gained’t see it on my face,” Lipa sings with the arrogance of a siren. “Watch me, dance/Dance the night time away/I’ll nonetheless maintain the get together operating not one hair misplaced.”
“Dance the Night time” units the tone for Barbie, which shattered its personal shiny picture earlier immediately in an official trailer displaying that life in paradise isn’t as dreamy because it appears. Lipa’s accompanying music video is as a lot glitter and glam as it’s escapism and unease. She thinks of her tears as diamonds, as an alternative of an emotional response to something threatening her excellent life. As a substitute of confronting failed romances and her burning coronary heart, she places on the most well liked costume in her closet and dances it off whereas flanked by life-sized fragrance bottles.
Whereas each model of Barbie is every part, most Kens are subsequent to nothing — however Mark Ronson, who government produced Barbie the Album, is about on standing out. “This Ken helped make an entire soundtrack,” the musician wrote on Twitter. Ronson produced “Dance the Night time” alongside Picard Brothers and Andrew Wyatt, who co-wrote the track with Lipa and Caroline Ailin.
Ronson, as one half of the digital duo Silk Metropolis, beforehand struck Grammy-winning gold with Lipa on their 2018 single “Electrical energy.” However a lot of the different appearances on Barbie the Album mark first-time collaborations. Earlier than Barbie, he’s by no means actually had a purpose to get within the studio with Ryan Gosling, for instance.
The remainder of the file options songs from Ava Max, Charli XCX, Dominic Fike, Fifty Fifty, Gayle, Haim, Ice Spice, Kali, Karol G, Khalid, Lizzo, Nicki Minaj, PinkPantheress, Tame Impala, and the Child Laroi, with extra to be introduced within the lead as much as the movie.