Emil Nava directed the clip, which was shot in a London warehouse. The video features the 20-year-old posing and singing in front of various, gorgeous backgrounds.
“[It’s] about a really horrible relationship — one that went off the rails,” Lipa said of the song in an interview with BBC. “It was really bruising my ego and making me feel like I wasn’t worth it. I was heartbroken, but I started to write about that time and I felt I had a lot to say.”
“Hotter Than Hell” was co-written by Lip and Ritual with production by Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, who also produced “Last Dance.” This summer, she’ll be making the festival rounds, performing around Europe at Glastonbury, Wireless and Pukkelpop before playing Lollapalooza at the end of the summer.