2023 marks the dawn of a new era for one of the most successful British female artists of the 21st century, Rita Ora. Not too long ago, she released a visually appealing music video for her brand new pop single, titled, “You Only Love Me.”
Rita Ora – “You Only Love Me” music video
The Charlie Sarsfield-directed video, shot in the LA suburbs, depicts a fictional wedding through the lens of a Stepford Housewives meets Alice in Wonderland-style narrative. The video features hyperreal scenes of a bride’s big day turned tumultuously upside-down with overzealous bad maids and the venue going up in flames. Furthermore, the video includes cameos from well-wishers Kristen Stewart, Lindsay Lohan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Chelsea Handler, Addison Rae, cake delivery boy Alexander Stewart, and fairy godmother Sharon Stone.
Co-written by Rita and produced by Lewis Thompson, “You Only Love Me” is inspired by Rita’s personal experience of feeling vulnerable at the very start of her romantic journey. Underpinned by love and passion, the song opens with a voice memo from Oscar and BAFTA award-winning filmmaker, Taika Waititi. “You Only Love Me” is an infectious, upbeat pop anthem guaranteed to soundtrack fans’ very own love stories and be a floor filler for months to come.
“I’ve been messed up a thousand times with tears in my eyes.”
“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.” – Rita Ora explained
‘You Only Love Me’ is the first track to be lifted from the internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter’s highly anticipated upcoming album. The project is a deeply personal body of work intrinsically linked to a new chapter in Rita’s life and career. Also, it’s her 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. On February 1st, Rita will make her debut performance of the track on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“You only love me when the night is over.”
Rita Ora’s multi-platinum music career has won her commercial and critical acclaim with 13 UK Top 10 singles and four UK Number One singles. She holds the record for the most UK Top 10 singles by a British female artist in the history of the UK with a total of 13. In the US alone, Rita’s acclaimed singles and star-studded collaborations have earned her a #3 Billboard Hot 100 song, seven Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart, five of which reached #1, and six Top 20 singles on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart. Also, she has accumulated over 10 billion collective streams via various platforms.
“I can’t believe you look at me the way I look at you.”
Rita Ora recently took home the “Entertainer Award” at the 2022 UK Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Her upcoming album follows previous releases: “Bang,” a collaboration EP with GRAMMY-winning DJ and producer, Imanbek, that mixes modern pop with the ‘80s and ‘90s floor-filling house; “Phoenix,” which has amassed over four billion streams, spawned four platinum singles, including the award-winning track “Lonely Together” with Avicii; and “Ora,” her certified platinum debut album, which entered at #1 on the UK charts.
As a multi-talented industry leader across TV, culture, and fashion, with brand partnerships in key sectors, Rita has continuously expanded her personal brand to new heights. In 2019, she launched the award-winning Próspero Tequila alongside Concecuh Brands and currently serves as Chief Creator Partner.
In 2022, Rita founded her sustainable activewear brand, Humans Being, where she operates as Chief Creative Officer. Her film and television credits include the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, Twist, The Masked Singer UK, The Voice Australia, The X-Factor UK, and the Netflix series Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight. Rita will soon star opposite Jamie Foxx and Robert De Niro in the upcoming film, Tin Soldier, and will join Brandy in the Descendants sequel The Pocketwatch on Disney+.
“You Only Love Me” single
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