Check out Rita Ora!
The Pop chart-topper returns to the airwaves this week with the release of her brand new single ‘You Only Love Me’ (due January 27).
Trumpeting her comeback, the 31-year-old appears on the cover of GQ Hype.
Beyond posing it up, Ora dishes on her forthcoming third studio album (her first since 2018’s ‘Pheonix’), owning her masters, falling in love with her partner Taika Waititi, and more.
Pics and quotes below…
On Her Approach To Her Third Album:
“I have this presentation I do for everyone I work with, so we’re all on the same page: what’s the language? What’s the purpose? What’s the connection? I tell everyone my journey. [With the album, I’m] capturing this moment in my life where I’m falling in love. There are things I talk about on it, very personal thoughts, about what it took for me to decide on this person, and to commit to him.”
On Being Central To The Songwriting On Her Album:
“With this album, I’ve just been very brave and confident. I’ve written a lot of songs on this album, I’ve been in every session, and if not, I’ve altered songs to fit me. I’ve never done that before with any album: really done all the work and written every single song or been a part of every single song process.
I never really committed to the songwriting as much with the first and second album as I have with this, but after a few weeks of getting into the groove of it, I realised I could really do this. I can stand and sing on the mic forever, but in understanding the world of songwriting I was getting a bit nervous, because it’s a very vulnerable and open album.
It’s my love story, basically, to the world, but I wanted people to really connect to it. There’s different faces of love: it’s not just being in love with a person. You can be in love with going and getting a pint, which is my favourite thing to do.”
On What Anchors Her Today:
“The position I got myself in: owning my masters and having control creatively. I’m in a different seat on the bus now.”