Rita Ora is back with her eagerly anticipated new single ‘Poison’, the first taste of new music from the singer for 2015. ‘Poison’, produced by Sir Nolan, is set to be a radio smash with its multiple killer pop hooks. “It was really important for me to come back with the right song,” says Rita. “It’s been a while and I wanted to come back with a bang.” The track is set for release June 28th.
It’s almost a year since Rita’s last single ‘Never Let You Down’ rocketed to #5 on the ARIA charts, but she hasn’t been quiet. Rita’s soulful vocals have been a constant fixture in the charts and playlists with a string of super-hot collaborations. From the global smash ‘Black Widow’ with Iggy Azalea and recent top ten ‘Doing It’ with Charli XCX to the current single ‘New York Raining’ with Charles Hamilton.
Rita hit UK TV screens earlier this year with her debut as a coach on BBC1’s The Voice. A hit with viewers and critics alike, Rita became the new darling of British TV and boosted ratings for the BBC show.
[youtube id=”CJu6Fh1FSEo” width=”620″ height=”360″]
Across the Atlantic, Rita has been wowing American audiences as well with some high profile musical performances. Last December saw her sing for the Obama’s at the White House and earlier this year she delivered a show-stopping performance of her Oscar-nominated song ‘Grateful’ at the prestigious awards ceremony. Rita also landed a cameo on the US top-rated drama, Empire. Her appearance sees Rita play herself singing ‘New York Raining’ with Charles Hamilton.
Rita is currently working on her second album which is due for release later this year. It is the follow up to 2012’s US #1 album ORA which included chart topping singles; ‘RIP’, ‘How We Do’ and ‘Hot Right Now’. As well as Sir Nolan, she has been working with Dr.Luke, Stargate and The Monsters and Strangerz on the album. “I’ve grown up a lot on this album,” explains Rita. “Ora seems like a lifetime ago. The new music is still pop but has a lot more depth to it. It’s real.”
UK audiences will be seeing a lot of Rita live on stage over the coming months. She will perform ‘Poison’ as well as some of her biggest hits at both Radio 1’s One Big Weekend in Norwich and Capital’s Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium. Rita is also the special guest of Drake at a special Wireless 10th birthday show at Finsbury Park on the day ‘Poison’ is released.