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Press Release |  05 Jun 2017 19:29 |  By RnMTeam

Peking Duk collaborates with Aluna Francis; releases new single 'Fake Magic'

MUMBAI: Today, Australian duo Peking Duk, together with vocalist Aluna Francis of UK duo AlunaGeorge, releases their brand new single, Fake Magic via RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The track premiered on Billboard along with the accompanying video. ‘Fake Magic’ is available from all digital service providers now.

Aluna describes the concept of ‘Fake Magic’: “We spoke about the idea of a woman coming into a man’s life and showing him the real magic in this world, an alternative world that is not weighed down by fake highs and material disappointment. I loved this idea; I've been that girl occasionally so the lyrics came from a real place.”

To complement the release of ‘Fake Magic’, Peking Duk and AlunaGeorge teamed up to shoot the accompanying video in LA. The video was executively produced by Dilly Gent and directed by Ellis Bahl. Bahl spoke about the concept behind the video – ‘I like mirrors. They’re magic. There’s a person that looks exactly like you standing on the other side! Maybe they’re fake magic, I don’t know. Maybe there's a whole body of hard science looking at things like photons, and reflection angles, and the cones in your eyes. But maybe not. This video is about mirrors. Mirror images, singing in the mirror, mirrored dancing, mirrored outfits. Oh and speaking of mirrors, the reason Peking Duk are eating soup at the bar is that the idea was inspired by the famous Marx Brothers mirror scene in the movie Duck Soup. That’s why I have them eating soup at the bar. Peking Duk Soup!’

‘Fake Magic’ follows the 3x platinum selling and #1 Aria Australian Artist Single ‘Stranger’ ft. Elliphant which has amassed over 33 million streams worldwide. Peking Duk has also previously released ‘Take Me Over’ and ‘High’, both acquiring 3x Platinum accreditation, as well as ‘Say My Name’ with Gold accreditation. All four singles have amassed over 74 million streams combined. After finishing their highly successful national ‘Clowntown Tour’ earlier this year, Peking Duk will take the stage at the sold-out Splendour in the Grass 2017 alongside the likes of LCD Sound System, The XX and Cut Copy.