Miley Cyrus Teams Up With Dua Lipa for New Song “Prisoner”
- American singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus teamed up with British singer-songwriter Dua Lipa to release a new song “Prisoner” on November 19th via RCA Records.
This marks the first collaboration between Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa.
The song interpolates Olivia Newton-John's 1981 hit “Physical”. It was written by Jon Bellion, Stefan Johnson, MarcLo, Jordan K. Johnson, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa, Ali Tamposi and watt.
The accompanying music video was directed by Alana O'Herlihy and Miley Cyrus, who filmed in over two days between September 30th and October 1st in Brooklyn.
The track will appear on Miley Cyrus' upcoming seventh studio album “Plastic Hearts”, which is out November 27th.
The album comprises of 12-track, featuring guest appearances from Dua Lipa, Billy Idol and Joan Jett.
Miley Cyrus told Zane Lowe of Apple Music 1 about the new song, “What I love about 'Prisoner,' I mean, I think it's also coming at a perfect time for everybody. I mean, in a way […] I feel too, I mean, we're just trapped in our emotions right now. I mean, really me, there's no escaping it. It's like, 'Locked up, can't get you off my mind.' It's like anything that you've tried to suppress or compartmentalize at that point, it's coming up. It's yours to own, to own it or release it. In a way, her and I, we have a lot of things in common, if you look at us. I would say our love for fashion, this is my number one, me and Dua [Lipa] both. She's probably the only person that can rival my collection of fuzzy hats.”
She continued, “I think she wears her inside out and I love that. Because I like when you walk into a room, she's recognizable. To me, that's a star. […] I love that about her. I also love that she's very direct. We edited this video on text message, me and her directly as artists. I just don't want to play telephone when I'm making music. I want to make it with who I'm making with. I don't want to do a song with someone's manager. I want to do a song with the artist. Her allowing me to have that direct line of communication and then also the ability to just trust each other, both of us, I think our egos are pretty in check that she's very willing and I'm very willing. There's just, also, there's a lack of competition because in the ways that we're so much alike, we're very different. We're not competing, I'm just not like that.”
- source : Rolling Stone