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.
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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…