Mark Ronson made gold with the Barbie soundtrack, which includes songs by Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj x Ice Spice, and more. Ronson, on the other hand, would like to dispel a myth regarding Lipa’s “Dance the Night,” the film’s first song.
In Wednesday’s (July 19) interview he said with Vulture “I want to correct this because we didn’t write it for Dua — we wrote the music and then she wrote the song with Caroline Ailin. I’ve worked with Dua, but I’m also a fan of Dua’s records; I’m a DJ, so I play Dua Records. It’s all mixed up in the soup. So I’m sure there’s somewhere where Dua and I have similar influences,”
“I think that it felt Future Nostalgia–adjacent because her music does the s— that I really love, as far as dance music goes: It has an energy, but it’s kind of tough and weird. Same as Tame Impala’s music, like any dance music that’s just a little imposing.”
Many fans believe the disco-tinged music is a continuation of Dua Lipa’s immensely successful Future Nostalgia era, but Ronson disagrees.
Speaking about the pop star’s next album, the “Uptown Funk” artist said, “I’ve heard some of it and it’s incredible,” the “Uptown Funk” singer remarked of the pop star’s upcoming album. That’s probably why the disco ball in the video smashes, right? This seems like her victorious march through that period of her music into whatever she does next.”
While Dua Lipa’s fans will have to wait for her return, Barbie: The Album will arrive much sooner – the soundtrack will be released alongside the film, which will be released in theatres this Friday (July 21).