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Rita Ora Returns With ‘You Only Love Me’: Look + Listen

In the brand new single and video, Rita Ora pours her heart out on the emotional pop song about “feeling vulnerable at the very start of her romantic journey.”

The artist’s other half’s voice memo is played at the start of the track, and about her new song, Ora said “With ‘You Only Love Me’ and my upcoming album, I wanted to capture the vulnerability I’ve experienced as I opened myself up to love and entered a new phase of life. Learning to let go of the past to make way for new experiences is a deeply personal process, and one I felt compelled to document through my music – the journey was not always easy, but I’ve come out of it stronger and filled with more love than I ever thought possible.”

Prior to it’s release, the now 32-year-old musician spent significant time in her home country of Albania working on the deeply personal follow-up to 2018’s ‘Phoenix’. And when asked about what she was doing in her motherland, Rita stated “A new album – January next year. It’s going to be great. More music and a film. My dream is to show everybody that you can do more than one thing.” “You can be a musician, actor, dancer, mother, aunt all at the same time. I want to try and do everything.”

About baring her soul in her new repertoire, the ‘Fifty Shades’ actress added “I wanted to make this a very raw, musical record. Maybe get a few bottles of whatever you drink when you listen to this album.”

Admitting struggles with the “really intense” pressure of being in the spotlight, Ora credits her close friends and family for helping her get through moments where she felt like quitting her career:

“I’ve felt like quitting. I was like, ‘Is this worth it? What am I doing?’ As I got more famous, I understood that people look up to you.” “You become a role model and sometimes you are not ready for that because you only wanted to make music. Now you are being followed by millions of people. So psychologically it is really intense.” “You have to stay true to your friends who you have known for years.”

‘You Only Love Me’ is now available to stream on all major music platforms.

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Author: Saul Goode

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