Amaal Mallik brought in the twin sisters, Prakriti Kakar and Sukriti Kakar, to lend their vocals to the super energetic track.
Speaking about this release, Dua Lipa said:
I am so thrilled with the response from my Indian fans to ‘Future Nostalgia’. I had an amazing time in India in 2019, and so I always wanted to do something special for them. The Indian music icon Amaal Mallik has remixed the track, adding his touch with beautiful Indian instruments. This is my gift to my Indian fans, and I hope you all will love the remix as much as I do.
The man behind this rendition, Amaal Mallik says:
It is a tremendous feeling to be collaborating with such a talented pop star and global icon! Dua Lipa’s music is something we all love, hence it’s quite an honour for me to be doing the official India remix, giving an Indian touch to one of her biggest tracks. Prakriti Kakar, Sukriti Kakar, Kunaal Vermaa and I feel elated to be coming together to remix Levitating, one of the standout songs on the ‘Future Nostalgia’ album! Congratulations are in order for Dua on her Grammy win, and I think it’s the best time to be dropping this track of ours. I look forward to the reception.
Sukriti Kakar, who lent her vocals to the track, adds:
Dua Lipa was the reason I wrote my first single in 2019. I’ve been following her work so closely since the very beginning. We’ve been so inspired by her work for as long as I can remember. I’m so excited that I got to do this with my twin sister Prakriti, as well as Amaal Malik who produced the remix and gave it a desi touch, as we all have been long-time fans of Dua and her world of music!
Prakriti Kakar ends by saying that Dua has been one of their biggest inspirations when it comes to her and her sister’s songwriting careers and that having sung a version of her charter buster song is both an honour and responsibility for them.
Listen to their version of the track here:
Amaal is said to have used traditional Indian elements such as the North-Indian ‘tumbi’ to give the song a desi twist. It’s a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Indian and international pop stars, and is sure something we are super pumped about.
This latest rendition of the song comes just a week after Dua Lipa stunned global audiences with her performance of ‘Levitating’ at the 2021 Grammy Awards, where she won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for her 2020 album ‘Future Nostalgia’.