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Dua Lipa presents new single, "Illusion"

12 April 2024, 08:32 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Dua Lipa has released “Illusion” from her forthcoming album, Radical Optimism.

“‘Illusion’ was the first song Caroline, Danny, Tobias, Kevin and I worked on together, and it really broke the ice for the record,” Dua shares. “It’s about knowing what you’re getting yourself into, but staying for the hell of it. The joke’s on them, it’s the fun of playing someone at their own game because ultimately you won’t fall for an illusion.”

Directed by Tanu Muino, the music video for “Illusion” features Dua alongside dancers, high divers, and synchronized swimmers at the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc in Barcelona, Spain. The video culminates with Dua climbing a castell-inspired tower, a reference to the infamous Catalonian tradition. The iconic pool served as the location for the “Slow” music video from one of Dua’s favorite pop idols Kylie Minogue.

"Ilusion" follows recent singles, “Training Season” and “Houdini” taken from Dua’s upcoming album Radical Optimism.

Dua recently announced the first run of tour dates in support of Radical Optimism with shows in Berlin, Pula and Nimes taking place in June, which sold out immediately. In addition, Dua will play a show at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall on 17 October.

Radical Optimism is set for release on 3 May, and is available to pre-order now. Tickets for the Royal Albert Hall show are on sale from 10am via

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