Rita Ora is currently riding the wave of success with her stint on Iggy Azalea‘s latest single ‘Black Widow’.
However, fans of the Brit-bred singer will have to wait a while for her own album.
The set is preceded by ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ – which despite hitting #1 in the UK looks set to be christened a buzz single in light of new developments with its parent LP.
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Currently in New York to promote DKNY‘s new MYNY fragrance, Ora took a moment to discuss her new album with the Associated Press.
Interestingly, during the chat she revealed that the project will now be released in January. It was initially set for a November arrival.
When the interviewer followed with a question about ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris – who recently blocked her performance of a song he produced, 23-year-old Rita literally walked away.
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It’s quite clear at this point that something has definitely taken place behind the scenes to cause the LP’s delay. Indeed, at one point, the album was being touted as “almost finished” and yet recent weeks have seen Rita logging in last-minute studio time with the likes of will.i.am and DJ Mustard. We suspect the Calvin controversy may have struck again – especially judging by her response above. Anyway, we digress…
We’re not actually against a delay and feel it’ll provide ample time to ride out ‘Black Widow’, (re)setup her own album campaign, and avoid the crowded competition that is typically the 4th quarter. That said, Team Rita are tasked with sustaining her pre-release buzz for a longer stretch. Given how they’ve fared so far, we imagine she’ll be fine!