Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night time” Is Our Track of the Week

Track of the Week delves into the contemporary songs we simply can’t get out of our heads. Discover these tracks and extra on our Spotify Top Songs playlist, and for our favourite new songs from rising artists, take a look at our Spotify New Sounds playlist. This week, Dua Lipa manages to get us all much more excited for the upcoming Barbie movie with the summery, shimmering “Dance the Night time.”

People, a reliable contender for track of the summer season has lastly arrived. Dua Lipa, who is about to seem in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming cultural reset  movie Barbie, acquired within the studio and labored, assembling a pitch-perfect combination of synth-pop and disco with “Dance the Night time.” This shimmering sonic house is the place the pop star shines brightest: Equally structured tracks on Lipa’s Future Nostalgia efficiently labored its manner into our playlists and hearts again in 2020, and this newest drop reveals that this specific sparkle isn’t fading any time quickly.

The track kicks off with dramatic strings earlier than a beat drops that each one however calls for choreography; fortunately, a playful, glossy routine is delivered in the course of the refrain in accompanying music video, interspersed with clips from a dance quantity promised within the movie. “Dance the Night time” is the primary look into the very star-studded soundtrack for Gerwig’s Barbie, which additionally boasts tracks from Charli XCX, Lizzo, HAIM, and our Ken, Ryan Gosling himself. (“Metropolis of Stars” ready him for this and this alone!)

Whereas plot particulars for Barbie stay comparatively slim, we do know that Greta Gerwig has a robust voice as a author and clear perspective as a director, and a recent interview with Vogue supplied a glimpse into the headspace she was in when penning the script across the iconic Mattell doll: Gerwig references the creation story of Genesis, feminist concept, and grappling with mortality. She’s not right here to mess around, and neither was Dua Lipa when engaged on this monitor. Plus, the pink, disco-toned music video includes a cameo from Gerwig herself.

There’s a lot pleasure to be present in girlhood and rising up, and whereas it’s not all all the time sunshine and rainbows (as Margot Robbie’s Barbie appears to be realizing within the movie), femininity and friendship are all the time value celebrating. In order for this Barbie? I’ll be preserving “Dance the Night time” on repeat till I can stroll into the theater on July twenty first to expertise the movie in full.

— Mary Siroky
Affiliate Editor