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Dua Lipa Doubles as an ’80s Workout Instructor in “Physical” Music Video

If Dua Lipa ever needed to find another career path, a workout instructor is definitely in the cards for her. The latest video for her single “Physical” doubles as a throwback to a classic ’80s workout.

Donning her best retro gym-wear, Lipa leads a class in an epic routine. Sweatbands, bodysuits, crew socks and chunky tennis shoes are littered throughout the video, making it as authentic as it can be nearly 40 years later. And luckily, some of the super cute outfits worn in the video are available for pre-order now.

Each member of Lipa’s fun-filled class is introduced at the beginning—the colorfully bold font slashes every name across the screen, only adding more and more ’80s authenticity.

Lipa and her buddies push through like any normal workout, the camaraderie between them sweetly obvious. Of course, the usual details of a grueling exercise aren’t there. Lipa remains looking like the absolute picture-perfect queen she is — no sweating in sight and not a hair out of place. But the “New Rules” singer still hypes us up. She offers words of encouragement, reminds us to always stay hydrated and to keep pushing. And who can resist that?

Ever since the 24-year-old’s return to music, she has delved into a new sound. Early electro-pop elements are evident throughout all of her latest tracks, predicting a very exciting change for the Grammy winner. In “Physical,” Lipa has reinvented her image, taking on vintage ’80s style and sounds with her signature attitude.

“Physical” is definitely an ode to a sound Lipa has fully dedicated herself to. With a fast-paced beat and heavy synths, the track fits perfectly against its lighthearted video. And if it’s any consolation, having Lipa motivate us through our computer screens is most definitely the way to go. It only makes us more eager to hear the singer’s vintage pop-inspired hits when her sophomore album Future Nostalgia drops April 3rd.

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