Rita Ora’s “Your Song” Video Drops On Thursday, Album Out In NovemberJune 21, 2017
Watch a teaser.
Rita Ora’s sophomore album is slated for a fall release.
There was a time when Rita made headlines for anything but her music, but that’s all changed. The pop star participated in a star-studded cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” to raise money for families and victims affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy that killed 79 people. Listen to that here.
“It’s an amazing thing that we’re doing because it’s a very touchy subject for me because that’s my neighborhood … you know, I played in that block and my friends who grew up in that block who still lived in that block that we still can’t find — it’s a tragedy,” she said in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday. “It was hard for me to even sing it.”
She also has a music video for her new track “Your Song” out on Thursday (June 22). It serves as the lead single off the “Poison” singer’s second studio album that, according to the AP, is out in November. Watch a preview of it below:
Ora’s first record was a success across the pond, but it never received a U.S. debut. She decided to tour in the states anyway. “My team at the time thought it wasn’t a good idea and it would be a waste of time,” she said. “I thought differently because my online presence grew really dramatically … And so the team … they’re like, ‘Well we’re not helping you, we can’t do it. We’re not going to put money into it.’ I said, ‘Well fine! I’ll put my own money into it.’ And so I did. And I phoned up Iggy (Azalea) … she came on the road. It was so, like, small tour bus. I think we, at one point, shared one microphone. …And you know what, every single show was sold out.”