Four years after the release of their summertime anthem One Kiss, Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris are back with their new track Potion.
THE duo got together on 2018’s smash hit, which spent several weeks at the top of the single charts and after four years they are set to release their new collaboration Potion this Friday (May 27).
On Tuesday (May 24), Harris shared a TikTok video of himself working on the song and Lipa agreeing to add her vocals to the track.
The clip shows Harris playing keyboard, guitar and bass – offering his fans an inside look into how he assembled the instrumentals for the track. He even shows himself on FaceTime with Lipa, who agrees to give her vocals to the track.
Also, in a small snippet of the clip, Lipa can be heard singing, “Late night conversations, electric emotions / sprinkled with a little bit of sex / and that’s a potion.”
How I made Potion♬ original sound – Calvin Harris
The new song, which reportedly also features Young Thug, is likely to be a part of Harris’s upcoming album Funk Wav Bounces Vol.2. The album will arrive this summer, although the exact release date has not been shared yet.
Writing on Twitter, the DJ and producer shared an image of the album’s title on a billboard along with the caption, “Summer ’22”.
This album will be the followup to his last album Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1. – which featured collaborators including Frank Ocean, Migos, Young Thug, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj.
Earlier this year, Harris shared a new track called ‘Lonely’, under his Love Regenerator identity. On this track, he collaborated with Riva Starr and Sananda Maitreya. It is the latest in a group of tracks he has released since launching the new music project Love Regenerator in January 2020.
This summer, Harris will perform at several shows and festivals including one at Glasgow’s Hampden Park in July. He’s also set to appear at the first Creamfields South event alongside David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Deadmau5, CamelPhat, Becky Hill, Amelie Lens, Carl Cox, Jamie Jones and Charlotte De Witte.
Meanwhile, Lipa has been pretty busy the last couple of years, especially during the pandemic. She said in a statement: “When the pandemic happened, and everyone was worried about whether we should release the album, I was just like, F*** it, maybe it’s just what we need.
“While everyone’s at home, maybe this is the album we should be putting out. It was scary because you had no idea how long we were going to be in this pandemic. Everything was a big question mark. But I had a sense that we just had to do it.”
She is currently on her Future Nostalgia world tour. After recent headline runs in the US, the UK and Europe, she will play gigs in Australia and New Zealand later this year. She also makes appearances at festivals like Lollapalooza, Sziget, Roskilde and Primavera Sound.
Earlier this year, she confirmed that she’s working on her third album which will be a follow up to her Future Nostalgia album. Sharing more details about that she said it is “about understanding what I want” and is reported as “50 per cent done”.
Additionally, all Lipa fans can also expect to see her on the big screen soon. It was recently reported that she was cast in the Barbie live-action film opposite big-name actors including Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, and Ryan Gosling.