Single Review: Rita Ora – Anywhere

Rita Ora Anywhere

Rita Ora works with Andrew Watt on new single
Rita Ora came back with a bang earlier this year when ‘Your Song’, her first single in two years, launched. The song, co-written by Ed Sheeran, made it to the top of the UK charts and brought ‘Ora the pop star’ back in the spotlights. Although there is still no sign of (a release date for) her sophomore album, the British singer and songwriter has another single ready. It is called ‘Anywhere’. By the looks of it, she is ready to storm the UK charts once more.

Rita Ora collaborated on ‘Anywhere’ with songwriter and producer Andrew Watt, who recently had success with his work on Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana’, Justin Bieber and DJ Snake collab ‘Let Me Love You’, and last but not least ‘It Ain’t Me’ by Kygo and Selena Gomez. Sonically, Rita’s new effort is definitely closest to the latter. With just Rita’s voice, a guitar and some finger snapping, the song starts out acoustically, but after the chorus a beat comes up seemingly out of nowhere and takes over during the post-chorus. On first listen it comes across a bit clunky and does not seem to fit the overall sound of ‘Anywhere’, but once you continue listening, the beat is incorporated more naturally. At the same time, Rita’s vocals sound more relaxed and understated than ever, while the chorus is definitely stronger than what ‘Your Song’ had to offer. The breezy vibe of it all could have done really well during summer, but I’m positive Rita Ora will be all over radio with this even in the fall!

Rita recorded a gloriously uplifting video and boy does she look stunning dancing around Times Square, New York.

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