Rita Ora is back!
After nearly two years since the release of her debut album, the British beauty is back on the music scene with a one-two punch, dropping both a new single and video for the track “I Will Never Let You Down,” the first off her upcoming sophomore album.
Produced by boyfriend Calvin Harris, the uptempo feel-good pop song features Ora singing sweetly about love as her vocals perfectly blend over Harris’ big beats, creating a song and a sound that’s a perfect lead-in for the upcoming summer months.
“When you say you’ve had enough/ and you might just give it up/ Oh, I will never let you down/ when you feel alone in love/ I’ll be what you’re dreaming of/ Oh, I will never let you down,” Ora sings.
“I think this is the perfect song to launch my new album because I wanted to be as personal as possible and honest as possible and I’m happy right now, I’m in a really good place,” Ora said in a behind-the-scenes video. “I really wanted people to see how I felt and how I want other people to feel when they listen to my music — happy — so I love the fact that this is such an uplifting love song … it has such a positive message.”
Ora, who first burst onto the scene with her catchy 2012 track “How We Do (Party),” brought what she described as a “good, energetic love song,” to life in the accompanying music video. With a bit of an ’80s theme, the video, which was directed by Francesco Carrozzini, feels like a high-fashion photo shoot as it fully encompasses the fun vibe of the song. The clip flip-flops between black-and-white shots and color as we see the singer show off her dance moves, her runway walk and her love for fashion.
Ora’s sophomore album is slated to drop later this year.