Today sees the release of ‘Swan Song,’ the latest track from global pop artist and 2019 four-time BRIT Award nominee Dua Lipa. The track and accompanying video precede the Twentieth Century Fox February 5th theatrical film release of ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, the epic action-adventure from producers James Cameron and Jon Landau (AVATAR) and director Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY).
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.”
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. She 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, Dua has sold over 40 million singles and over 3.4 million albums worldwide.