Rita Ora has officially announced the release of her highly anticipated third studio album, ‘You & I.’ The pop sensation took to social media to share the exciting news with her fans, revealing that the album will be available on July 14th via BMG.
In a statement, Ora expressed her excitement about the upcoming release, stating, ‘This album really means a lot to me – it’s like my diary of the last few years, it’s my sound and it just feels so true to me and who I am today. Welcome to the new era, RO3 is coming.’
‘You & I’ features Ora’s signature sound and showcases her growth as an artist. The album is a collection of songs that chronicle the different chapters of her relationship, with each track co-written by Ora herself. Executive-produced by Oak Felder, known for his work with artists such as Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, and Usher, the album promises to be a high-spirited record about the experience of falling in love.
To give fans a taste of what’s to come, Ora has released the album’s next single, ‘Praising You,’ featuring Fatboy Slim. The track is an EDM rework of Fatboy Slim’s classic single ‘Praise You’ from 1999. Ora collaborated with the DJ/producer, Norman Cook, on the song, and the result is a fresh and energetic take on the original.
In a statement about the collaboration, Ora said, ‘To not only get Norman’s stamp of approval, but to actually collaborate with him and pay homage to such a massive song from my childhood was truly a surreal experience. I think this record means something different for everyone, but from my perspective, it’s about praising your loved ones and really celebrating those relationships.’
The music video for ‘Praising You’ was directed by Ora’s husband, Taika Waititi, known for his work on films such as ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘Thor: Love and Thunder.’ The video features a cameo from Fatboy Slim and perfectly captures the joyful and celebratory spirit of the song.
‘You & I’ is the follow-up to Ora’s 2018 album ‘Phoenix,’ which was a commercial success and featured hit singles such as ‘Let You Love Me’ and ‘Anywhere.’ With over 10 billion global streams and a record for the most Top 10 singles by a British female artist, Ora has established herself as one of the industry’s leading pop stars.
Fans can pre-order/pre-save ‘You & I’ now and can expect more details about the album, including the full tracklist, to be revealed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, they can enjoy the infectious energy of ‘Praising You’ and look forward to the release of the album on July 14th.
Rita Ora’s ‘You & I’ is set to be a standout album of the year, showcasing her growth as an artist and her ability to create music that resonates with listeners. With her unique sound and undeniable talent, Ora continues to solidify her place in the music industry as one of the most exciting and influential artists of her generation.