Dua Lipa just kick started a brand new era with a brand new song and a music video to complete it. “Houdini” is set to be the doorway for Dua Lipa’s third studio album. The song, announced on Harry Houdini’s death anniversary, the song speaks about Dua’s disappearing act when she sees no future in a relationship.
Erich Weisz, known as Harry Houdini, was a Hungarian-American escape artist, illusionist, and stunt performer, well-known for his escape acts. Dua Lipa made the announcement of her new song on the 97th anniversary of the death of Harry Houdini on October 31, 1926.
In the release notes of the song, Dua Lipa further explained the meaning behind the song; “This was the first track I wrote about that fun and freeing time of being single. The lyrics are a bit cheeky, but there is a real underlying message of understanding yourself deeply and having no guilt about knowing your self-worth. Sometimes you just have to pull a Houdini and leave a situation that’s no longer serving you.”
The music video for “Houdini” shows Dua Lipa dancing away to the song in a dance studio. The mirror in the studio at times breaks free from reflecting Dua Lipa’s dances and forms its own illusion.
Listen to “Houdini” by Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa “Houdini” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
In the lyrics to the song, Dua Lipa wants everyone to know that she knows her own worth. If others don’t see it, she will not waste time on them.
When it comes to her romantic interests, Dua Lipa knows that she is not one to lurk around until her man finds it worthwhile to spend time or the rest of his life with her. She has little time and patience for this. If they don’t see her worth immediately, she will be on her way. Dua Lipa compares this to a magic trick where she disappears from such people’s lives.
Catch me or I go Houdini
Dua Lipa is an absolutely gorgeous person and hence would have no trouble having men fall in love with her. But who could be the right one? Who actually walk the walk and not just talk the talk? A lot of people can sweet talk. But less can deliver on it.
Whilst their time together is very limited, only the right person can potentially make her change her ways. But this is not going to be just anybody. It is going to take some special Houdini act from the guy to make her stay. Who could it be?
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