Touted as the new Rihanna, the hype around Rita Ora is building like nothing else. After we got excited about her Biggie sampling track “Party & Bulls*t” last week, we’ve now learned that the official first single from her forthcoming debut LP is actually “R.I.P.” featuring rapper Tinie Tempah (listen below). And if you had any doubt about the behemoth that is about to be Ora, let that be dashed by the all star team behind her — not only is she under Jay-Z‘s label, Roc Nation, the new track is penned by none other than hip hop wunderkind, Drake, and co-produced by Chase & Status with Swedish duo Stargate.
Of the track itself, “R.I.P.” is set to be a pop anthem. With synth led beats, the song is a powerful dance number following in 2011’s trend towards club fueled pop, but this time with a grittier edge that takes shape with Ora’s sexy vocal and Tinie Tempah’s energetic verse. With a girl power theme, the track makes happy bedfellows with other hits of the season including Katy Perry‘s angry, moving on, triumph against heart break, “Part Of Me.” At only 21-years-old the British/Alabnian Ora should be both revered and feared. As Jay-Z’s newest protegee, it seems like Ora’s destiny is written, so prepare yourself for Ora to be the number one lady in pop this year.
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