- 28 Jul 20
"DREAM COME TRUE, LET'S GO!!!!" Lipa tweeted last night, alongside a photo of producer The Blessed Madonna.
Queens of the dance floor Dua Lipa and Madonna are joining forces with rap star Missy Elliott alongside producer The Blessed Madonna (formerly known as the Black Madonna) to remix her track 'Levitating'.
Lipa has been one of lockdown's busiest stars since dropping her sophomore album Future Nostalgia, and has announced the track's remix on Instagram with a release date of August 14.
LEVITATING REMIXED BY THE BLESSED MADONNA FEATURING MY IDOLS MADONNA & MISSY ELLIOTT - 14TH OF AUGUST - DREAM COME TRUE LETS GO!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/qoj9c3WCIM
— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) July 27, 2020
Producer The Blessed Madonna recently changed her name because it “has been a point of controversy, confusion, pain and frustration” after Black Lives Matter protests kicked off, seeing as she is white.
'Levitating' is one of 11 hits on Lipa's disco and '80s pop-inspired album, which was released in March.
A Hot Press review by Lucy O'Toole praised Future Nostalgia's boldness, saying "Dua Lipa has proved her star quality to dazzling effect – supplying a much-welcomed burst of unapologetic joy and confidence in the midst of uncertainty."
The singer was influenced by the electronic duo Daft Punk and Debbie Harry's Blondie, whose track 'Rapture' inspired Lipa's rap in the middle of the song.
Lipa called her version the "British version of Blondie’s rapping."
She added, "I felt like I needed to get my British side across as well on this record, because sometimes people don’t actually know where I’m from."
With a feature from Elliott, Madonna, and The Blessed Madonna, we can definitely expect retro pop, rap and dance beats to brighten up our summer.