Rita Ora is a UK-based pop star from Pristina, Kosovo. Not too long ago, she released a wonderful dance-pop single, titled, “Praising You,” featuring FatboySlim.
Rita Ora – “Praising You” lyric video
“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. I’m incredibly honored that we get to breathe new life into the song and re-introduce it to a whole new generation.” – Rita Ora explained
Speaking of the rework, Norman (a.k.a. Fatboy Slim) says, “From a chance meeting late one night in the Naughty Corner at Glastonbury, a friendship and collaboration grew, that on paper may look unlikely. Yet, here it is, and it has a life of its own!”
‘Praising You’ is a rework of the Grammy-nominated, chart-topping cult anthem, “Praise You,” which sampled Camille Yarbrough’s “Take Yo’ Praise” and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Premiered by Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 today, “Praising You” takes the classic piano riff and feel-good chorus of the original, introduces Rita’s version of the story – a delicious metaphor for the entrancing nature of love – and bursts into a surefire EDM summer anthem.
Rita Ora – “Praising You” video
The accompanying music video, directed by Academy Award winner, Taika Waititi, sees Rita Ora audition with a group of dancers for the role of their dreams and features a cameo from Fatboy Slim. With a nod to the Spike Jonze-directed “Praise You” video, Rita leads the troupe through their haphazard routine, slowly winning over the judges in what turns into a massive Studio 54-like number complete with glamorous outfit changes and stellar choreography.
In an exclusive partnership with Meta, the video is available to view on Facebook as a premium music video and on Instagram today. It will be available on all platforms including YouTube starting April 28th, 2023.
Furthermore, “Praising You” is a savory treat from Rita Ora’s eagerly awaited third album, entitled, “You & I,” available on July 14th, 2023, via BMG.
Rita Ora – “You & I” album
“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.” – Rita Ora stated
With Rita having co-written every track on the album, “You & I” proves to be her most diaristic project yet. Working with executive producer, Oak Felder (Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, Usher), Rita has created an album conceptually threaded together to signify the different chapters of her relationship. A high-spirited record about what it feels like to fall beautifully, instinctually in love with someone.
On Tuesday, May 9th, at the Eurovision Song Contest semi-final 1, Rita will make her debut, a global-exclusive performance of “Praising You,” alongside a show-stopping medley of some of her biggest hits. Broadcast for the first time on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK, the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Semi-Finals will also be available to view live in over 35 countries worldwide, with an expected audience of over 40 million.
Rita Ora – “You Only Love Me” music video
‘Praising You’ follows the release of “You Only Love Me,” which has racked up 40 million global streams to date. “You Only Love Me” was also Rita’s first release since inking a partnership with BMG, which will see her own all her future master recordings and enjoy artistic control in a way that she hasn’t had previously.
Prior to releasing “You Only Love Me,” it was announced that Rita will join Brandy in the Disney+ original film, “Descendants: The Rise of Red.” She’s also set to star alongside Robert De Niro and Jamie Foxx in the upcoming film, “Tin Soldier.”
Rita Ora – “Praising You” single featuring FatboySlim
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