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[NEW] Listen to Rita Ora U.K. Debut Single "R.I.P." feat. Tinie Tempah [Single Review]


After smashing the U.K. pop charts with "Hot Right Now" together with DJ Fresh, Rita Ora prepares to further build out her momentum with her official debut single "R.I.P." that features none other than British superstar rapper Tinie Tempah. But there's a lot more star power involved with this track. "R.I.P." was written by Drake and produced by dubstep lords Chase & Status and Norwegian pop powerhouse duo Stargate. 

"R.I.P." is a massive tune that firmly positions Ora as a mighty new force in pop to reckon with who is without a doubt a superstar in the making. Paced by soaring synth chords and an anthemic groove , "R.I.P." is a powerhouse production that has smash hit written all over it. It's an infectious blend of club-sized beats and hit-savvy pop sensibilities that is peppered with rock-edged, flaming guitars to accentuate its gritty undertones.

Tempah introduces Ora on the track's opening verse with some of his witty word play, "Sexy senorita, I feel your aura (. . .) I'm Tinie T, so let me give you some tongue 'n cheek." Ora builds on Tempah's energy and responds, "I'm ready for you," while confidently delivering a tale about love and letting go so she can move on with her life. "The hurtings are over," she wants listeners to know.

It's very exciting to finally see Rita make her entry to the scene with such force and power. The 21 year-old British/Albanian singer has been working towards this moment for three long years and it's really starting to take off in a big way now on both sides of the Atlantic. She was in New York City just last week for radio interviews alongside mentor Jay-Z. Look out for Rita's U.S. release on Columbia Records later this year. "R.I.P." will be available in the U.K. on May 6.

February 29, 2012 | Permalink