Duh Lipa’s “Levitating” just got a clubbier remix with the help of two legends…
The song featuring Madonna & Missy Elliot will appear on remix LP Club Future Nostalgia, which the Grammy winner worked on with DJ and producer, The Blessed Madonna.
The “Levitating” remix turns the song into a fast-paced romp with Lipa and Madonna trading verses and harmonizing on the sped-up track.
Lipa told Apple Music,
“Madonna has been an artist that I’ve listened to my whole life.
Her career trajectory as well has been something so inspirational and the momentum that she’s kept and the way that she’s grown with her music.”
Elliott offers her own new verse in the middle and Dua added that Missy was immediately on board for the remix,
“I jumped on the phone with her and we had a little talk and she really just does stuff that she really believes in, so that I felt it was such a massive compliment for me, for her to be so inspired by the remix and the track, and to want to be a part of it and be a part of this mixtape.”
Lipa announced the album earlier this month, noting that Madonna and Missy Elliott weren’t the only special guests. Gwen Stefani has been confirmed for a Mark Ronson-remixed version of Physical. Other artists and producers are as-yet-unconfirmed.
Her second album, Future Nostalgia was released in March as one of the first big albums to drop as the pandemic began to ramp up around the world.
In an interview on the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast, the singer addressed the difficult decision she faced in releasing the album at that time.
“I guess that was kind of the thing I was maybe the most conflicted about.
‘It’s such an upbeat, high-tempo album that you would just want to dance to. I wasn’t sure if it was really the time to put it out — to celebrate, I guess, during a time of so much suffering.”
Recently, the album was shortlisted for the 2020 Mercury Prize, a prestigious award honoring the year’s best album by a British artist.
(via Rolling Stone)