Hallucinate

Album: Future Nostalgia (2020)

Songfacts®:

  • Dua Lipa wrote this club banger with Sophie Frances Cooke, who records under the name Frances. The English singer-songwriter's first successful placement came when her piano ballad "Grow" featured on an advert for Amazon. Frances' other songwriting credits include Jess Glynne' s "All I Am."
  • Lyrically, the song finds Dua Lipa singing about loving someone so much it's making her lose her mind and "hallucinate."
  • Stuart Price and AJ Lewis produced this trippy, house music-inspired song. Critics have compared Price's work on this tune to his nu-disco production on Madonna's Confessions on a Dance Floor album.
  • Dua Lipa told Apple Music this is the Future Nostalgia track she can't wait to play at festivals. "I just wanted this to be like a fun '90s dance track," the songstress said. "It felt so freeing. This one's my festival song. Whenever I make songs, I imagine what they'd be like if I performed them at Glastonbury. I knew there was no way I could do a festival without this song."
  • The glittery video, directed by The Mill's Lisha Tan and animated by the design experts at The Mill, encapsulates the song's psychedelic vibe. We see a cartoon Dua Lipa taking the stage at a Studio 54-esque club, where she enters a bizarre world packed with eclectic and fun characters including floating smiling butterflies, dancing vegetables, and giant pink unicorns before blasting through outer space.

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