Dua Lipa Announces ‘Houdini’ Single: Here’s When It Arrives

No, this is not an illusion: Dua Lipa is prepping the release of her brand-new single, and it’s coming much sooner than you think.

On Wednesday (Nov. 1), the three-time Grammy winner took to her social media pages to share the highly anticipated announcement.


“Houdini,” Lipa’s new single, will arrive Nov. 9. The singer shared the single’s cover art — which features a newly ginger Lipa licking her reflection’s tongue — and confirmed the song’s release time. “HOUDINI NOV 9TH 11PM GMT. PRE ORDER IN BIO,” she wrote in the caption (11 p.m. GMT is 7 p.m. ET on that Thursday).

The official “Houdini” announcement comes after weeks of cryptic teasers that the “New Rules” singer frequently posted and deleted, a nod to the slippery nature of Harry Houdini — the iconic Hungarian-American escape artist and illusionist from whom Lipa’s new single sources its title. While her Instagram page only displays the “Houdini” cover art, Lipa’s X timeline still boasts some of those earlier teases, including the original picture she used to debut her red hair with the caption, “Miss me?”

“Houdini” will mark Lipa’s second musical release of the year. On May 25, she unleashed “Dance the Night” for the Barbie soundtrack. The nu-disco banger climbed to a peak of No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and topped both the Adult Pop Airplay and Pop Airplay charts. On the Warner Bros. “for your consideration” website, “Dance the Night” is listed under the studio’s submissions for the best original song category at the upcoming 96th Oscars.

Dua Lipa has not released an LP since 2020’s Future Nostalgia — the disco love letter that earned her a Grammy win for best pop vocal album, boosted her into pop music’s upper echelon, and housed the Hot 100 smash hits “Levitating” (No. 2), “Don’t Start Now” (No. 2) and “Break My Heart” (No. 13). In the interim, she notched an additional Hot 100 top 10 hit alongside Elton John and PNAU with “Cold Heart” (No. 7) and released collaborations with Megan Thee Stallion (“Sweetest Pie,” No. 15) and Calvin Harris and Young Thug (“Potion,” No. 71).

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