Calvin Harris Teams Up With Dua Lipa & Young Thug for New Song “Potion”
- Scottish DJ Calvin Harris teamed up with British singer-songwriter Dua Lipa and American rapper Young Thug to release a new song “Potion” along with a music video.
This marks the second collaboration between Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa following their 2018 single “One Kiss”, with Young Thug previously having featured on Calvin Harris' 2017 single “Heatstroke”.
The song is the first single off of Calvin Harris' upcoming sixth studio album “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2”.
It was written by Adam Wiles, Jessie Reyez, Maneesh Bidaye and Jeffery Williams. Produced by Calvin Harris. The accompanying video was directed by Emil Nava.
“When I want to work with someone it's because I think they have a unique voice or something that sort of speaks to me and I think, oh, I could, I could do something with this or something really good could come out of it and she's one of those people,” Calvin Harris told Zane Lowe of Apple Music 1 about Dua Lipa. “And it's a mixture between that and just someone that I get on with, that I know I'm going to have like a nice time in the studio with.…I want to have a good time, I don't want to have any stressful, awkward experiences with people and I want to work with people that give me joy and pleasure in the hope that I can give that back to them as well and we can just have a great time, you know? It's sort of all based around that and yeah, the voice is spectacular and I've got a mic that I like to use on her and I've got a little setting that I like to use on her. And I think the vocal for One Kiss is the best for me that she's ever sounded. So I wanted to just like, I wanted to just recreate that, but right for this record.”
He said of Young Thug, “I mean, there was only one person I wanted on this. And we chased him for a while. It's the voice… but it's the delivery as well and how does he think of these things and these flows and the way that he kind of weaves around the beat in a way that I could never, ever even imagine. And you know when you're writing a song or you're coming up with a hook or whatever, that's one thing and you can imagine someone singing that. But sending him a beat or being in the studio with him when he's recording and hearing the process and where he ends up at is just like, how? Like the brain is somewhere else, like his mind is that of a genius. It's amazing to witness it and I'm so, so grateful to be able to work with him.”
The new album is expected to be released in 2022. It is a sequel to the 2017 album “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1”.
He said, “I wanted the original essence and I want the layers and the grit and the dirt and I don't want everything to be mixed perfectly. I want things to be too loud and I want things to be like, you know, I want things to be like Sly and the Family Stone when it's just mixed on the fly.”
- source : Apple Music