Following a super successful year, global pop artist and 2019 four-time BRIT Award nominee Dua Lipa has unveiled the first slice of new music onto us in a while and it’s certainly worth the wait.
‘Swan Song’ is taken from the upcoming release of Alita: Battle Angel, the epic action-adventure from producers James Cameron and Jon Landau (‘Avatar’) and director Robert Rodriguez (‘Sin City’). The highly-anticipated Twentieth Century Fox film will be released on February 5th.
The video, directed by Floria Sigismondi, places Lipa on the treacherous streets of Iron City in the middle of Alita’s world. Floria said of the video: “While in the film Alita is quite literally on a journey to discover who she is, her story serves as a really powerful allegory for any girl who doesn’t yet know her own power.
“I wanted to play with that same profound notion by dropping Dua into a facet of Alita’s world and allowing Alita to serve as a surrogate that leads her on a journey to discover she’s stronger than she ever could have imagined.”
Film producer’s say Dua Lipa is the “perfect artist to do a song for ‘Alita: Battle Angel'”
“From the moment we saw her video for ‘New Rules’, we knew that Dua Lipa would be the perfect artist to do a song for ‘Alita: Battle Angel’,” says the film’s producer Jon Landau. “She has the kick-ass strength, power and attitude in her performances that Alita embodies in the movie. Jim, Robert and I are thrilled to have her on board and are confident she will make ‘Swan Song’ the perfect inspiring and empowering anthem for our film.”
Meanwhile, Lipa said of the upcoming movie: “I am intrigued at both Alita herself, and the amazing team of creators that came together to make this movie possible. I see a little of myself in her, in both her badass spirit and our shared haircut.
“Alita is all about empowerment and standing up for who you are, which are two things that resonate with me.”
‘Alita: Battle Angel’ stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, and Michelle Rodriguez. The screenplay was written by James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis, based upon the graphic novel series “Gunnm” by Yukito Kishiro.
The song, co-written by Dua Lipa along with Justin Tranter, Kennedi Lykken, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson, and Tom Holkenborg, follows a whirlwind year of breaking records for Lipa, for the majority of 2018 Dua was the most-streamed female in the world on Spotify.
Her power anthem and worldwide hit ‘New Rules’ broke the long-standing record for consecutive weeks on the Billboard Pop Songs chart. The Track ‘One Kiss’ her collaboration with Calvin Harris became the biggest selling single of 2018.
Dua Lipa made BRIT Award history by becoming the first woman artist to pick up five nominations last year, taking home the awards for British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist. To date, Dua has sold over 40 million singles and over 3.4 million albums worldwide.