Back in early August, rumours started swirling around a possible collaboration between two of the hottest acts in the industry: Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa. The former took to social media at the time, to post a picture of both of them in the studio. Her caption read, “Dua has heard what you haven’t…” And now, a good 3 months after Miley dropped her little hint, the duo have blasted onto the scene with their groovy, retro treat, ‘Prisoner’. The song finds a space on the star’s upcoming album, “Plastic Hearts“.
Jumping aboard the neo-retro train once again, ‘Prisoner’ features a string of infectious hooks, topped up with funky synths and groovy beats. Piecing together the duo’s sultry, husky vocals, this song has proven to be the perfect fit for both. Not only do their vocals complement each other, but ‘Prisoner’ also treats us to some of the sexiest harmonies.
Much like ‘Midnight Sky’ the songwriting on ‘Prisoner’ is once again top notch. Miley and Dua detail an all-consuming relationship, one they wan’t out of and yet, one they’re content with being trapped in. It’s a complex dilemma and the lyrics do complete justice to it, take a look:
Strung out on a feeling, my hands are tied
Your face on my ceiling, I fantasize
Oh, I can’t control it, I can’t control it
I try to replace it with city lights
You keep making it harder to stay
But I still can’t run away
The visualizer for ‘Prisoner’ is all sorts of bizarre, in tune with the retro flavour running through the track. From raunchy games on a tour bus and crunching down on large spiders to a euphoric live performance – the music video bubbles with a Rocky Horror flavour.
So, without further ado, take your first juicy sip of ‘Prisoner’ by Dua Lipa and Miley Cyrus-
By: Nina Karun