Dua Lipa with auburn hair licking the mirror reflection for the 'Houdini' announcement

Dua Lipa Reveals 'Houdini' Single Ahead of Anticipated Spring 2024 Album Release

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November 2, 2023

Set to release on November 9, Dua Lipa's latest single 'Houdini' marks a pivotal moment in her career. With cryptic social media teasers leading up to the announcement, the pop star is gearing up to captivate audiences once again.


ua Lipa, the British pop sensation, has officially unveiled the release date for her much-anticipated single "Houdini" – it's set to debut on November 9. This announcement comes after a series of cryptic teasers and riddles that had fans on the edge of their seats. Notably, in the lead-up to this revelation, Dua Lipa made a significant move by erasing all content from her Instagram and TikTok accounts. This digital cleanse was accompanied by a change in her profile pictures on Instagram and X (previously known as Twitter). These new images, featuring kaleidoscope-like patterns, also graced the thumbnails of her streaming channels.

The intrigue didn't stop there. Earlier in the week, Dua Lipa shared numerical riddles and video snippets that showcased her with a golden key in her mouth. These clues led many fans to speculate that the title of the then-unannounced single was a nod to Harry Houdini, the famed Hungarian-American illusionist.

Dua Lipa's last major release was the Grammy-winning album "Future Nostalgia" in March 2020. This album spawned hits like "Don’t Start Now" and "Levitating." She began hinting at her third album in early 2022 during a conversation with Elton John on her podcast "Dua Lipa: At Your Service." She mentioned that the album was halfway done at that time. However, she later revealed to Variety that the album's direction had shifted as she continued working on it. The new sound, while still rooted in pop, was described as different both sonically and thematically. Interestingly, a source informed Variety that Dua Lipa collaborated with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, which might align with her description of the music as reminiscent of "1970s psychedelia."

Furthermore, Dua Lipa's recent changes in appearance and digital presence are significant. The shift in her look, socials and especially her website's redesign, seems to be a strategic move to usher in this new musical era. Such transformations are not just aesthetic but symbolic, indicating a fresh phase in an artist's career. It's a way to keep the audience engaged, curious, and always expecting the unexpected.

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