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Watch See In Blue, The FADER’s Dreamy Short Film About Dua Lipa

The “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” singer opens up about her transformation from viral sensation to pop star.

December 20, 2016

“You’ve got to work really, really hard — not just for music, but for anything you do in life,” London singer Dua Lipa said about her come-up to pop star in See In Blue, a new documentary short film produced by The FADER and YouTube Music. “I didn’t think having a career like this was in my reach,” she continued.


As the daughter of a musician, Dua Lipa grew up surrounded by music, inspired by listening to Christina Aguilera, Stereophonics, and Robbie Williams as a teen. At 15, she started posting videos on YouTube, showcasing her powerful voice with covers of her favorite songs. But the transition from recording in her bedroom to recording in studios wasn’t always easy. "I’ve had ups and downs trying to find myself,” she said about the process of discovering her sound.

The neon-tinged film chronicles Dua Lipa’s transformation with home video clips and footage of her expansive performances. In See In Blue, Dua Lipa shows off her true, new self — who she’s been working to become. Intent on authenticity and influenced by the likes of J. Cole and Nelly Furtado, her dreams of making a pop album that defines her as an artist have come true. “Mwah!”


Watch See In Blue above, and read The FADER’s interview with Dua Lipa here.


Director: Robert Semmer
Producer: Liv Proctor & Robert Semmer
Produced By: The FADER in association with Luca Films
Executive Producers (The FADER): Jon Cohen, Rob Stone, Anthony Holland, Andy Cohn
Executive Producers (YT): Marly Ellis, Grace Lee, Jake O'Leary, Eric Leiberman
Cinematographer (documentary): Scott Perry
Cinematographer (performance): James Rhodes
Steadicam Operator: David Pulgarin
Assistant Camera: Lee Burnett
Gaffer: Neil Hawkins
Spark: Dan McCormick
Sound: Miliken Gardner & Danny Carey
Production Designer: Milo Liren
Stylist: Lorenzo Posocco
Hair: Sam Burnett
Make-Up: Francesca Brazzo
Driver: Mike Gale
PA: Amy Lo
Editor: Brook Linder
Production Manager: Madison LaClair
Post Production Supervisor: Chris Jones
Color: Bryan Smaller at Company 3
Sound Mix: Josh Allen
Sound Mix (performance): Peter Abbott
Titles: Madison Bullard

The Fader:
Marketing Director: Jenny Peck
VP, Integrated Marketing: Kate Carrington
Branded content Producer: Monica Benitez
Dr., Business & Legal Affairs: David Schrager
Associate Marketing Manager: Payton Anderson
Finance and Accounting: Chris Lanzaro & Craig Tamber


Special Thanks:
Lorna Blackwood
Ben Mawson
Jules Baddeley
Oscar Sidebo
Joe Kentish
Tom Neville
Posy Dixon
Jim Demuth
Moth Club

Watch See In Blue, The FADER’s Dreamy Short Film About Dua Lipa