Directed by Clément Durou and Pierre Dupaquier, the clip opens with Lipa calling a cab in London, only to have Angèle suggest they take a walk instead. They stroll through the streets, eating french fries and dancing in alleyways. “I’ve got a fever/So can you check?” Lipa sings in the chorus. “Hand on my forehead/Kiss my neck.”
“Loved it so much I wanna do it all over again!” Lipa said of the video on Instagram, dubbing the Belgian star her “petite filou” (“little rascal”).
“Fever” marks Angèle’s first official introduction to English-speaking audiences. The song was included on the digital and French editions of Lipa’s second album Future Nostalgia, released earlier this year. She released Club Future Nostalgia in August, a remix of the record with the Blessed Madonna. The LP featured contributions by Madonna, Missy Elliot, and Gwen Stefani, as well as samples of songs by Stevie Nicks, Neneh Cherry, and others.
“I’ve watched you all dance in your homes and on your Zoom parties to Future Nostalgia like you were in the club with me,” Lipa said. “It brought so much joy to my days spent at home, even though I would’ve much rather been playing these songs live for you all on the road.