Rita Ora is robust. The seven years between the debut album and this powerful follow-up were at all times tough, with the record company's legal entanglements, profiled proportions and unfathomable rumors. "I was like," I'm angry, I'm sad, I'm frustrated, I'm alone, I'm single, I'm sexless, "told the British singer Apple Music." No longer. "Stuck with renewed self-esteem and a good Phoenix, of course, is a neck of rebirth. The album is adventurous, triumphant and unflinchingly honest. "My fans deserve to know exactly how I feel, just what I was going through, and exactly why did they have to wait so bloody for a Rita Ora album, "she said. Here are the stories of some of the album's standout songs.
Falling to Pieces
" Falling to Pieces "was the first time [many of the album’s writers] had come to London, they asked me, "What is this city about?" And I said, "Let's start with, because this is where I'm from." It became incredibly emotional. London was rainy and dark that day , that's what we had the mood, but the song has this sense of empowerment to it. It feels like that m London-incredible people of all different personalities, cultures, races. It's one of my favorites on the album. "
" Julia Michaels and I were in the studio, both pissed off about something and I was like, "Do not hate you when people just keep talking about you and they do not know you and you just want to scream from the rooftops and be like, & # 39; You're wrong! & # 39; And she said: "They can only keep talking." And the song started. I wish it should Feels like two girls who talked about something they had in common. Chris Martin, an absolute legend, helped bring this song to another level. He let Chris Martin dust on it. "
] "Soul Survivor" is to me the most honest I've ever been to myself, let alone my fans. I'm good at pretending things have not happened by sharing things. This was the moment I said: "I want to talk about being a survivor. & # 39; Because I do not think anyone went through what I went through, with so strong individuals in the industry, it might be possible to get blacklisted forever because of the features I needed to survive. I felt it was an inspiring story. & # 39; It has been seven long years / Fighting for your attention / Treated with fear and misdirection. & # 39; It's just the opening line. It's not about anyone in specific but the demons I had to meet to come here. Without this song, I would probably never have believed in myself. "