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It all “started with a DM”. After the official release of Barbie Leading single from the soundtrack “Dance the Night”, Mark Ronson has shared his first-ever handshake (via IG DM) with Dua Lipa to join him on the song.
“Hey! I make the songs for the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken,” Ronson Lipa wrote. “It’s real. by Greta Gerwig (Little woman, Ladybug) and it might be the funniest script I’ve ever read, like (redacted) funny.
“There’s a song with a huge 60-person dance number with the whole cast – I only have the track so far because they’ve started rehearsals, but I’d fucking love it if you’re considering co- writing and acting on it. I honestly think the movie is going to be amazing,” Ronson continued in the post.
Obviously, the message worked when Lipa – who plays a Barbie mermaid in the film – joined the soundtrack for her debut single. “It started with a DM…So thrilled that our song from this amazing movie finally came out today,” Ronson wrote on Instagram.
The release of “Dance the Night” comes several days after rolling stone exclusively revealed the stacked lineup of artists who are set to feature on the soundtrack. Participating musicians include Ava Max, Charli XCX, HAIM, Lizzo, Nicki Minaj, Karol G, Tame Impala and PinkPantheress.
Following the revelation of the artists’ line-up, Barbie released a second movie trailer, which included a snippet of a Minaj and Ice Spice song that samples Aqua’s “Barbie Girl.”
“Dance the Night” sets the tone for Barbie, which shattered its own glowing image in an official trailer showing that life in paradise isn’t as dreamy as it seems. Like Margot Robbie’s Barbie, Lipa’s music video is as much scintillating and glamorous as it is escapism and unease.