In a series of videos Dua Lipa posted to her Instagram account, the superstar singer/songwriter presented a behind-the-scenes peak at how her “Dance the Night” choreography came together for the Barbie soundtrack.
In addition to her dance moves, the social media clips also showed the recording process, the orchestral session with string players dubbing their parts, and executive producer Mark Ronson snapping his fingers to the track .
In May, the Grammy award winning music producer showed his movie pitch to Lipa in an Instagram post writing:
“Hey! I’m doing the songs for the Barbie movie with Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken.” “It’s dir. by Greta Gerwig (Little Women, Ladybird) and it’s maybe the funniest script I’ve ever read, like [redacted] funny. There’s a song with a huge 60-person dance number with the whole cast – I only have the track so far, as they started rehearsals, but I would fucking love it if you would consider co-writing and starring on it. I honestly think the movie’s going to be incredible.”
In July, Ronson expressed his admiration of the chanteuse as well as the song, and also hinted at how her follow-up album to Future Nostalgia would sound, adding “I mean, I’ve heard some of it, and it’s incredible,” he said. “I think that’s why there’s the disco ball that smashes in the video [‘Dance the Night’], right? This feels like her triumphant stomp on that era of her music into whatever she does next.”