At this point we’ve been treated to a pretty good portion of the Fifty Shades Freed Soundtrack, from “The Wolf” by Spencer Lee Band, to the Ellie Goulding-penned “Capital Letters” by Hailee Steinfeld and BloodPop®, to lead single “For You (Fifty Shades Freed)” from Liam Payne and Rita Ora, Julia Michaels’ “Heaven” to last week’s Bishop Briggs offering “Never Tear Us Apart.”
Now, with just one day left to go until both the film and the star-studded collection drops on Friday (February 9), 18-year-old up-and-comer Whethan drops his collaboration with “New Rules” diva Dua Lipa, “High“!
“You don’t have to be so cautious/ If you practice what you preach/ Counting up the stacks on the counter/ A fucking (disease)/ 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/ So why, why?/ Don’t we get a little high?,” Dua questions before a moody, future-bass drops comes surging into the speakers.
The refreshing team-up sees Whethan and Dua experiment with a left of center pop piece, one in which their respective signatures accent each other in bubbling fashion. “I wanted to go in a new direction with this song and I think it show’s more of my alternative side,” Whethan told FADER. “I’ve been influenced by a lot of alternative and bedroom pop lately, so It’s exciting for me to start to show this new style. This is the first time I’ve had my song in a movie and I’ve been waiting for this one to come out for a long time, I hope you’re as excited as I am.”