|Directed by||:||James Foley||Produced by||:||Michael De Luca, E. L. James, Dana Brunetti, Marcus Viscidi||Based on||:||Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James||Starring||:||Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle, Marcia Gay Harden||Production company||:||Perfect World Pictures, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions||Distributed by||:||Universal Pictures|
Dua Lipa & Whethan Soar “High” On Their ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Contribution
Dua Lipa unites with up-and-coming producer Whethan on her new single, “High.” Released today (February 9), it is included on the soundtrack for Fifty Shades Freed and is a rebellious bop. “Don’t ask me to be righteous if you practice what you teach. Counting all your blessings the second you’re down on your knees,” the “IDGAF” siren proclaims over a growling production. She channels her energy into an impassioned request on the chorus. “So why? Why don’t we get a little high?” Problem solved, right?
Whethan’s production is instantly memorable and has a cinematic quality, making “High” a perfect addition to the franchise. Undoubtedly it will be featured during a prime spot in the film, which was also released today. With any luck we will also receive a video for the track, because Dua is in rare form here. Delivering soaring vocals, she effortlessly rides the beat and comes off as an appropriately confident pop princess on the rip-roaring anthem.
Dramatic and carefree, it is easy to imagine the song climbing the charts and becoming a respectable hit. The pair are in good company on the soundtrack as well. Other songs on the release include original content from Julia Michaels, Rita Ora and Liam Payne, Hailee Steinfeld and Jamie Dornan who stars in the franchise as Christian Grey. A highlight will likely be Ellie Goulding’s reimagined rendition of “Love Me Like You Do,” which was included in Fifty Shades of Grey. Give the song a listen below!