After posing for hundreds of photos (those flashes, though…), Ora took a moment to chat with BreatheHeavy.com about her music, love and her role in “50 Shades of Grey.” OH, and she name drops Miss Britney Spears!
“It’s out in September, and we’re actually very close to it being done,” Ora says of her new album. ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ is the first single. “I’m really excited about it. This time around I’m working with a lot of people I love: Prince, Diplo and DJ Mustard.”
“For me it’s kind of like the white girl going hood.”
There are rumors Ora’s album release stalled because of her split with ex Calvin Harris (who was in Vegas DJing the same night Ora appeared at Tao). He reportedly refused to let her use any of the tracks they did together.
Ora stars in the highly-anticipated movie, “50 Shades Of Grey,” where she plays Mia Grey, Christian Grey’s adopted younger sister. What can fans expect to take away from her character?
“That I can actually be a good girl once in awhile,” she jokes. “I see it, and I understand the adaptation of being an actress and also being a musician at the same time. It’s two completely different worlds, but it was awesome and I’m just super super honored to be part of this phenomenon.”
This lead me to ask about her outlook on love.
“I’m still the same. I’m still hopeful,” she quietly says looking down. “I guess I just have to stop looking for it and it’ll come.”
Love comes when you least expect it.
“I would LOVE to do a Britney Spears collaboration,” she says. I interjected. “Britney is my all time fav,” I practically shouted at her, adding if she’s seen Piece Of Me yet (she hasn’t).
Ora admits Gwen Stefani and Paramore are other dream collabos.
She says of her view on what success means in the music industry: “I think it’s the power of releasing what you want to release.”
I wasn’t sure what to make of that, but I assume she’s dealing with a record label struggle regarding her album.
Just before waltzing in to the crowded nightclub, she left me with a cozy message for her fans:
“Thank you, and being from London, and being accepted in any other city that isn’t London is an honor. So… come fucking get drunk with me!”
- Jordan Miller, BreatheHeavy.com
No word on what Brit Brit had done (if anything).
The “Anticipating” singer showed off a peak of her belly with a flower-print crop top paired with a black pair of shorts and flip flops.
One time she posted this:
Check out this incredible skin care my Mom works with http://t.co/7RBGx9GT I use Reverse & anti-aging everyday. Love it mama….
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) September 17, 2012
You’re DJing today. Do you prefer this?
“I prefer touring and playing, obviously. The thing is [today’s] gonna be a party and I can play whatever music I want and I get to watch my friends have fun. That’s really what it’s all about. Just hanging out and having fun and celebrating.”
“We’re still going back and forth with the actual single. I don’t know exactly which song it will be yet, but the record in general is a very upbeat, positive record. It’s very fun. You want to be in a convertible, with the top down, fuckin’ hanging out and just blasting the record.”
Troye Sivan is one of those. He’s successfully transitioning from a familiar sound you might’ve stumbled upon online to a mainstream pop force to be reckoned with.
His YouTube channel has 3 million+ followers and his clips have accumulated 91.4 million views. He announced this summer he signed a deal with EMI Australia and would release a five-song EP, titled “TRXYE,” out August 15 with the song, “Happy Little Pill” making the first-single cut.
Thanks to the success of his newly released song, the EP is number one on iTunes and has soared to the top of iTunes charts around the world.
— Troye Sivan (@troyesivan) July 25, 2014
“I wrote this song during a bit of a rough time for someone super close to me, and for myself, and it still means as much to me as the day i wrote it, and i’m still as in love with it as the day i wrote it (which is rare for me!!). I couldn’t be prouder to be giving it to you guys today :’) Thanks for sticking around for so long, for supporting me and other online talent, and for now listening! I have the best and craziest and most committed audience in the world, and I love you all endlessly.”
Listen to my new favorite song here: