This weekend sees two gargantuan female popstars landing huge achievements; for Miley Cyrus it’s the arrival of her seventh record Plastic Hearts, and for Dua Lipa it’s the expanded edition of her album Future Nostalgia and her massive live variety show, Studio 2054.
In the lead-up, Miley has released the video for her track Prisoner which features the London-born Lipa in a pretty meaty singing role (almost precisely half of duties, in fact; they swap evenly between verses, pre-chorus, and then chime in together for the main chorus).
Amongst a pretty wild collection, this clip is one of Miley’s grimiest – it sees the pair larking in the back of a tour bus and eventually making it to a dive bar stage, with the journey involving a lot of syrupy ruby-red drool, ripped fishnets, and writhing. There’s also a throw-back snippet at the very end, featuring famed ’70s drag queen Divine.
Meanwhile, Lipa’s Studio 2054 sounds like the show of the century: “Shot live in a massive warehouse location, Studio 2054 will… see Dua move through custom built sets; surreal TV shows, roller discos, ecstatic raves, trashy rocker hang outs, voguing ballrooms and diva style dressing rooms. Accompanied by a cast of musicians, dancers, skaters, aerialists and acrobats, Dua will be joined by a host of surprise superstar guests to deliver a euphoric blast of happiness and good times.” We’ve since discovered one of those “superstar guests” is Miley, and we could not be more excited.
Watch Prisoner below, and head here to get your ticket to Studio 2054.