Friday 25 May 2018

Love split helped Ora with music

Rita Ora has been working on her second album
Rita Ora has been working on her second album

Rita Ora has revealed that her break-up with Calvin Harris gave her a new perspective on her music.

The Black Widow singer admitted that the split with the Scottish DJ in June 2014, after a year-long relationship, made her realise she wasn't being true to herself for her upcoming second album.

"I had a break-up, or whatever, and it really made me realise what I was trying to do. I had been fixated on this love fantasy, but really it wasn't like that, and I had to take myself back," the 24-year-old told Nylon.

"For me, this was my moment where I had to be real and tell the truth and be honest. I love my pop songs, and I'm still gonna be pop, but this has just got a lot more depth to it."

Rita, who will perform at the Oscars on February 22, revealed that the follow-up to her 2012 debut album, Ora, will also be darker and sexier.

"It's like, 'Yeah, I grew up and I looked at my a**e, and it got a bit bigger and I'm sexier now.' Might as well flaunt it!" she explained.

The Voice coach added: "I feel more womanly. I wanted the album to be dark and sexy, but still approachable, because I'm not a dark person."

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