Rita Ora has announced detaila of a new single, Your Song, set to be released on Atlantic Records on May 26.
Of the track, co-written with Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac, Ora says: “Your Song has everything I wanted to express: it’s a song that’s full of positivity and about feeling on top of the world, like everything is going right and that’s where my life is right now. I loved working with Ed and Steve; it was incredible to really bring this idea to life with some of the most talented songwriters of our time. Ed and I have been friends since our teens, it’s brilliant to have the opportunity to collaborate with him for my first single, we definitely click creatively.”
Your Song is the first single from Rita Ora’s upcoming album due for release towards the end of the year. “I wanted people to really hear my voice,” she added. “I recorded my first album when I was 19. I started this when I was 25, so much has changed for me since then personally and professionally which has allowed me to develop as an artist.”
The new album is the follow-up to 2012’s Ora, the chart-topping debut which included the No.1 singles Hot Right Now, RIP and How We Do. I Will Never Let You Down was a further UK No.1 and her Black Widow collaboration with Iggy Azalea hit the top three in the US. Ora has sold 349,675 copies in the UK to date, according to the Official Charts Company.
Ora is managed by First Access Entertainment, whose CEO Sarah Stennett was the recipient of the Strat award at the Music Week Awards 2017. Read Stennett’s acceptance speech here.