With ‘Swan Track,’ Dua Lipa Pays Homage To Legendary AIDS Activists

Audiences bought their first style of the “Alita: Battle Angel” soundtrack final week, when Dua Lipa launched “Swan Track.” 

The midtempo monitor is a defiant anthem of self-empowerment. Its video, which takes visible cues from the forthcoming movie, exhibits Lipa traversing a dystopian panorama in steampunk warrior mode. 

“I received’t keep quiet, I received’t keep quiet, ’trigger staying silent’s the identical as dying,” the two-time Grammy nominee sings. “This isn’t a swan music.” 

Lipa, who wrapped her 2018 Self-Titled Tour in Colorado final month, wrote concerning the impetus for “Swan Track” on social media on Sunday. The pop star famous that Alita “fights for the rights of marginalized folks” and mentioned the monitor was largely impressed by ACT UP, a world advocacy group that shaped in 1987 in response to the continued HIV/AIDS disaster. 

“Hopefully all of us discover part of ourselves in Alita’s character and see that we mustn’t ever give up our battle in opposition to the injustices of the world,” she wrote. “Even within the hardest moments we should communicate up.” 

ACT UP has influenced the way in which docs work together with HIV-positive sufferers, and it performed a key position within the growth of antiretroviral medication that sluggish the progress of AIDS. The group’s early days had been the topic of the 2012 documentary “Easy methods to Survive a Plague.” 

Precisely how “Swan Track” will tie into the plot of “Alita: Battle Angel” stays to be seen. The movie, written by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez, is predicated on Yukito Kishiro’s manga and follows cyborg Alita (performed by Rosa Salazar) as she discovers her distinctive preventing powers.   

However the monitor doubtless hints on the path Lipa will tackle the follow-up to her 2017 self-titled debut album, which is slated to drop later this 12 months. 

Watch the complete “Swan Track” video beneath.