Following a year long hiatus from music, Rita Ora is getting ready to rocket back onto the scene.
During a visit to BBC Radio 1 this morning, the singer was keen to stress that she’s also been using the downtime to record her hotly anticipated sophomore album – which she confirmed is now finished.
Most exciting though, is the fact that the Jay-Z protégé revealed that the project’s lead single is due any moment now.
All the details, including a preview, after the jump…
Speaking with host Nick Grimshaw, Ora announced that the project’s lead release is titled ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ and was produced by boyfriend Calvin Harris.
When quizzed on whether the pairing was deliberate, the 23-year-old insisted it wasn’t and that she didn’t intend to work with Harris on the LP (which features Macklemore and a host of other “surprises”). Instead, she says, the collaboration came about organically while the couple were relaxing and humming at home.
Listen to Rita dish on ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ below, where an acapella preview also awaits…
Rita made quite the splash with her debut, which spurned three #1 singles in the UK. With the view now to launch her in the US and beyond, she has the benefit of an established home-soil success story to build on. That said, given the competition in what is an ever crowded marketplace, the pressure is undoubtedly on.
Still, given how talented she is, we anticipate major success.