Rita Ora has announced the details of her second studio album, Phoenix out on November 23rd. The brand new single ‘Let You Love Me’ will be released on September 21st. Listen here.
Co-written by Rita herself, new single ‘Let You Love Me’ is a mid-tempo pop-anthem, revealing her insecurities in a new relationship. It is one of Rita’s most intimate tracks to date, and one that allows you to hear the strength of her vocal performance as she lets her guard down and shows her vulnerable side to love. With soft vocals against vibrant synths, the track shifts between delicate verses to a dance-driven chorus, perfectly conveying her wish to let herself be loved.
It has been a momentous year and a half for Rita – following a sold-out European tour and an incredible summer playing to millions of fans with over 33 live dates. Rita’s latest five hit singles have amassed over 1.3 billion Spotify streams worldwide. Global hit, ‘Your Song,’ written by Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac has reached more than 352M streams alone – it is also Rita’s biggest hit in Europe and was a Top 10 smash in the UK singles chart.
Following this, she released a global Top 10 UK hit in August, ‘Lonely Together,’ a collaboration with Avicii, which recently earned the pair a MTV Video Music Award for ‘Best Dance Video. Her single ‘Anywhere,’ released last October, earned a #2 spot on the charts in the UK. Collaborating with Liam Payne for the Fifty Shades Freed Soundtrack, ‘For You’ became her fourth Top 10 hit, as well as her girl-power anthem ‘Girls,’ which saw Rita team up with Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX to achieve yet another global success. These hit songs will be featured on her upcoming album Phoenix in November.
Rita says of new album Phoenix, “One of the most liberating feelings for me is performing and creating music. This album is a true labour of love, and it was important for me to do it my way. I’m so appreciative of the love and support from those who worked with me on the record and allowed me to create something I’m really proud of. They gave me the space and freedom to create something from my heart. Both challenging and euphoric at times, I am really proud of and grateful for the journey that the making of Phoenix has taken me on. To my fans, thank you for your patience and thank you always for listening.”
Rita has sold a staggering seven million singles, had 12 top ten UK singles (five of which received platinum status and five of which are gold certified) and a number one platinum-selling UK debut album all under her belt. She has cemented herself as one of the most successful UK pop acts of the last decade, and has tied the record for the most Top 10 singles for a solo female artist in the UK. Rita’s return to music last year culminated in 1 billion streams and views worldwide and four globe-spanning smash hit singles.