Rita Ora Spills On “Heartfelt” New Single

Published: Friday 20th Mar 2015 by Sam

The campaign for Rita Ora‘s second studio album has been quite the roller-coaster.

Initially due last year, the project was taken back to the drawing board after a public fall-out with ex boyfriend/producer Calvin Harris. This, despite the set yielding the chart-topping single ‘I Will Never Let You Down.’

In the twelve months that have passed since the drama, the 24-year-old has kept busy with countless endorsements, high profile features, acting gigs on the big and small screen, and a coaching role on The Voice UK.

Musically, though, it finally looks as if Ora is ready to roll with her LP.

Full story below…

During an interview with Capital FM today, the Roc Nation singer said of her new material:

“I actually have decided on the first single and I’m not giving you the release date because it is this year, I swear, just wait. It’s a mid-tempo, but it’s a heartfelt one. This will come definitely before the summer time.”

Speaking about juggling her album with her musical duties elsewhere, she added:

“As long as the album is in full motion (which is my biggest priority), I try to make space for things like this feature I’ve got with Charles called ‘New York Raining’ which just premiered on ‘Empire.’ It’s amazing. I think one that his story is so extreme, if you know anything about Charles Hamilton and his background. And for me to be involved with anything that’s like a rebirth for him.”

Folk say an awful lot about Rita, but there is entirely no denying that she stays on her grind. Indeed, there’s a number of established acts that could learn a few things from her drive.

Bring on the single!

In the meanwhile, listen to ‘New York Raining’ from the ‘Empire’ season one soundtrack below…

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  1. Molly March 20, 2015

    Chile what happened to testosterone? Lmao

    • R8 March 20, 2015

      Ciara pt 2…


      • Faf March 20, 2015

        HOMELESS @ the box office RIP 🙁

    • Paulo March 20, 2015

      RIGHT! I thought her paid intern aka David said that was the new lead single? well if she’s changing songs then at least that’s an excuse for taking so long to drop new music

  2. Quinton251 aka Lil Wayne Stan March 20, 2015

    She should just give up and go with acting instead, music will never work for her. Remember when everybody was saying in 2012 that she was going to take Princess Rihanna spot? Lmao

  3. SipTheTruth March 20, 2015

    3 years later and she still ain’t hot

    • rihanna used up w**** March 20, 2015

      But rich worth 30 mill – $ 45
      Successful in fashion, business ventures etc
      Respected by the likes of Ander lloyd webber, Diana Warren, Donna Karan, Harvey Weiistein
      Famous in the USA and UK

      SO, in my opinion, SHE HAS WON. Most singers, by now would have fizzled away but she keeps people pressed and mad, wile stacking paper. She still 24 – she is young.

      • Faf March 20, 2015

        Thank u and 3 uk #1 singles!! Rihanna fans are seething u can pay clear channel but not for vocals!!

      • rihanna used up w**** March 20, 2015

        4 UK number i and platinum album and sell out tour in the UK and they are telling her to quit?

      • Al March 21, 2015

        Child where u been hiding!! Its whoras assistant! There is no way on this earth she is worth £30M from what?! She sold about 4M units if that worldwide. She hasn’t got multi million pound deals she ain’t successful in the US just featured on a Top 5 single and a blink but miss it cameo in fifty shade of s***

  4. #JACKIE March 20, 2015

    Who gives a f***?

  5. R8 March 20, 2015


  6. 24 my big toe March 20, 2015

    Since when was she 24?!!

  7. Memo March 20, 2015

    This is what a true DELAY is, not Rihanna’s album. If she were that hot, why ain’t she slaying musically?

    The reach for the heavens!

  8. Paulo March 20, 2015

    so you mean to tell me in 12 months she couldn’t come up with any new songs? did Calvin Harris produce her whole album? mmmmhmmmm ok….. the sad thing is I actually enjoyed some tracks on Ora but her team is f****** her up so much. that and David’s useless reaching promo

    • rihanna used up w**** March 20, 2015

      Her biggest mistake was not dropping ora in the USA. Had she done that, many questions will not be unanswered. She has learned now.

  9. Mark111 March 20, 2015

    Lol, Delayed Push Back Queen, or is that Ciara?

  10. Rosebud (Natalie La Rose Stan) March 20, 2015

    She is beautiful and a good singer but her promo outside the UK has been all over the place. This next album will be lucky to have equal success to ORA considering how bad the roll out has been. One thing we really can’t deny is that Rita is on her grind. However, that is what’s hurting her. I feel like Rita is too busy doing all these other things to where music is #3 or #4. As many have said, she seems more focused on being a celebrity then an actual artist. She will literally add her name to anything for the sake of being apart of it. It’s hard to get behind someone’s music when it seems as though they aren’t really behind the music themselves.

    • rihanna used up w**** March 20, 2015

      Give her a chance in the USA. People in the USA know who she is. She has sold out covers in the USA; SHE has sold out shows in the USA. I will never let you down sold 200k before calvin banned her. How we do sold 150k. Black widow sold 1.5 mill; the charles song will slay once the video and her appearance on seth rogen.

      40K bought grateful even though it did not go to radio or have video. PEOPLE IN THE USA are buying her music.

      She needs to DROP THE ALBUM AND she will be fine. I think she can sell 500k in the USA. I think her next USA single can be platinum cos she has great radio relationship in the USA.

      Her grind has made her and her family rich. That is not hurting her.

      You do know she has sold 7.1 mill RECORDS WW

  11. AnnaMaeKeatingsNewWig March 20, 2015

    If acting and television is where its at, then go for it full force.
    Music is obviously more of a hobby to her than a profession since she is refusing to take it seriously, so she swell try do acting full-time.

    • rihanna used up w**** March 20, 2015

      7.1 million sold, b=plus being one of the uk biggest singers means SHE HAS A FUTURE. SHE HAS also played over 400 shows. SO people pay TO SEE HER AND I hear the money is in touring.

      • AnnaMaeKeatingsNewWig March 20, 2015

        Bítch did I ask for your opinion? Why can’t you follow simple instructions – stop @’ing me every time someone’s mention your flop fave when she get’s shoved down our throats. Who said she doesn’t have a future? I think she has a future just not predominately in music – You have permission to come back to my reply box when she hits the American market *observes tumbleweed roll past*

      • AnnaMaeKeatingsNewWig March 20, 2015

        LOL 400 shows huh? There’s promotional tours that have more dates than that, try again boo! Aren’t you the same person that was bragging about Rita getting paid to sing at Bar Mitzvah’s and Sweet 16’s SCREAMS!!!!! the self-drag is imminent.

      • rihanna used up w**** March 20, 2015

        JES pay millions for their bar mitzvahs. 1 mill to sing a few songs? Who is laughing now, wityo broke ass.

      • AnnaMaeKeatingNewWig March 21, 2015

        Oh my god, do I need to meet you outside? Shut the fvck up already and leave my reply box you bumbass bítch. Elena is dat you gurl? Quit acting a fool and make your sister happen, instead of trolling on the internet. You racist bítch, Your DONE!

  12. rihanna used up w**** March 20, 2015

    She is doing well, despite not ever releasing in the USA. Her stylist, Jason rembeert made the hollywood report most powerful stylist list JUST WITH RITA as client. IMPACT! She is the face of Cola. She has shot with the director of shake it off; She has a movie with Jake Gylenahaal coming out and she has been well received in Empire – they just shot the video for this song.

    Rihanna wishes she was doing this good on album era 1. She is looking great too; her fashion choices are really started to wow the fashion world.

    • rihanna used up w**** March 20, 2015

      olk say an awful lot about Rita, but there is entirely no denying that she stays on her grind. Indeed, there’s a number of established acts that could learn a few things from her drive.

      Her drive, beauty, talent, fashion scares rihanna and haters. That is why they stalk her iG page daily; they even stalk her family, makeup artist and stylist page, That is how shook she has them. They know she is one album away of A list stardom.

      And yes, many singer like rihann can learn from her. She is already worth 30 MILLIONGBP DUE TO INVESTMENTS AND PROPERTY.

  13. rihanna used up w**** March 20, 2015


    She is getting bigger in the UK. The voice rating are up and critics love her. I will never let her down is HER BIGGEST SINGLE IN THE UK. Bloop!

  14. rihanna used up w**** March 20, 2015

    7.1 Million sold

    400 shows incluing her UK tour, USA tour, festivals, stadiums and private cooperate event

    PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN RITA ORA’S music she just needs that GHETTO BLck label TO DROP THE ALBUM WW at the same time

    IF she was on a white label like interscope she should would have had the album out globally. That black label do not know what they are doing.

  15. Indie March 21, 2015

    I will admit, i genuinely wasn’t feeling her at first as i thought she was a f*** for tracks ho, however, it turns out she is actually a dry nice girl and thats hw she has survived, i’ve never questioned her talent though i just think she has more in her as far as the music goes, her first 2 singles were sick but nothing else since then has really grabbed me, she needs to really go for it musically and she will win people over for sure, the voice has been great for her cos it shows what a lovely girl she really is

  16. SCHEIBE March 21, 2015

    What happen to Testicles lmfao

  17. Liam March 21, 2015

    i like this New York Raining track though and she should do more tracks like this….or she can be a feature act to get her name in people’s mouth till she drop her new single n the States….there’s no denying she’s talented we can see that but i dunno her approach to putting out music looks more like a hobby than anything…but then again i could be wrong due to so many politics when signed to a major label *shrug shoulders*

  18. @rihicon March 21, 2015

    lol at her only fan being 75% of the comments

    • Al March 21, 2015

      Child throw the shade!

  19. COOKIE LYIN’ March 21, 2015

    She boring.

  20. Somebody is watching you boy so get over it March 21, 2015

    Some people don’t know her music and some people never heard of her before so why in the heck it took her three years to come out with a debut album or a second album at 24 year old? Can somebody tell me that

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