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Released: 2020Features: DaBaby”Levitating” by Dua Lipa featuring DaBaby is a groovy pop anthem that fuses ethereal cosmological imagery with the euphoria of love and dance. Its infectious rhythm and catchy hooks are underpinned by an otherworldly narrative about two lovers embarking on a cosmic journey, expressing a shared desire to transcend everyday reality and reach new heights of connection and bliss.

The song kicks off with DaBaby’s opening lines – “BILLBOARD BABY, Dua Lipa make ’em dance when it come on / E’rybody lookin’ for a dance floor to run on”. These are high energy introduction lines that signify the duo’s chart-topping status and their ability to get everyone on the dance floor.

The lyric “If you wanna run away with me, I know a galaxy / And I can take you for a ride” sets the cosmic theme for the song early on. It’s the beginning of an invitation to both a physical dance and a metaphorical journey through the stars.

Dua then moves into a dreamy chorus, with lines like “You want me, I want you, baby / My sugarboo, I’m levitating”, further binding the cosmic with the romantic. “Levitating” here refers to the exhilaration of love and dance, lifting both her and the listener to new heights. She brings in playful vernacular like “sugarboo” – a term of endearment that’s both sweet and a bit kitschy, signaling an unpretentious, all-in kind of love.

DaBaby’s verse offers a different kind of levitation – one resulting from his success. Lyrics like “I’m one of the greatest, ain’t no debatin’ on it” and “I had to lace my shoes for all the blessings I was chasin'” highlight his journey to the top and the struggle and resilience it required. His line “Might’ve threw me off, but can’t nobody stop the movement” speaks volumes about his determination to keep soaring, no matter the obstacles.

The repetition of “You can fly away with me tonight / Baby, let me take you for a ride” in the bridge underscores the overarching theme of escapism and ecstasy, as the language of space travel returns to drive the point home. The entire song is an odyssey of star-crossed passion and ambition, where “levitating” symbolizes the transformative power of love and success.

“Levitating” is a pop masterpiece with its clever intertwining of universal themes of love and triumph, all shrouded in a mantle of cosmic imagery. Dua Lipa and DaBaby have truly transported pop culture into their own glittering galaxy with this track, embodying the euphoria and boundlessness they sing about.

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