Album Review: ORA by Rita Ora

Posted by: on Sep 14, 2012 | No Comments

‘It’ girl of the moment and Jay-Z’s new protégé, Rita Ora’s highly anticipated album is finally out, and for lovers of the blonde-curled, red-lipped lady, the tracks do not disappoint. With 3 number ones under her belt already with her feature on DJ Fresh’s ‘Hot Right Now’, her cover of Drake’s ‘R.I.P’ with a cheeky rap cameo from Tinie Tempah and her debut single ‘How We Do (Party)’, we are predicting big things for Rita!

Surprise track: Facemelt

Fans of Dubstep or Dance tunes will love this progressive track that accelerates into an electro beat and synth compilation reminiscent of Rihanna’s TTT– only edgier.

Rita Fans fave: Roc The Life and Shine Ya Light

Roc The Life is just what we expect from someone got signed in one sitting with Mr. Beyoncé. Catchy, fast-paced lyrics with attitude and a chorus hook that will not get out of your head.

Shine Ya Light is a great live track from Rita too, (YouTube it) and this album

Party Track: How We Do (Party)

It had to be! If there was ever a song to blast out just before the taxis arrive, or to turn up in the car to sing along with your friends, this is it! Expect to be singing the middle 8 for weeks until it irritates you…

My favoutire: Radioactive

The sultry beat/lyric combo, parky electro hints here and there, and a fierce background sample makes this song a favourite of mine. The soaring lyrics of the lyrics– “We rise tonight/ Paws to the sky/ Unite”– makes it a great, euphoric track. I expect many a great remix of this for club nights out!

Best collaboration: Fall in Love with

Even though Love and War with J.Cole is a great R’n’B track that fans of Brandi or Rihanna’s slow stuff would enjoy, Fall in Love with is a great collab for a debut album, undoubtedly! Very ‘O.M.G – Usher’ in its beats and with’s signature robotic touch makes this a tune you can enjoy getting amped up to party, or just jigging alone at your desk while you work.

Rita Ora’s debut album ORA is available now nationwide.