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12 February 2015, 10:12
The ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ star has finally spoken out about why her album was delayed – due to her relationship break up from Calvin Harris
Rita Ora’s second album was due for release at the tail end of last year, so her #RObots were left wondering why it had been held back – and Rita has revealed that her decision to delay the album was due to her break up from Calvin Harris.
Rita told Nylon magazine, “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.”
"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."
As well as dealing with her break up while making her record, Rita decided to go down a sexier route than her debt album ‘ORA’.
She explained, “It's like, yeah, I grew up and I looked at my arse, and it got a bit bigger and I'm sexier now. Might as well flaunt it! I feel more womanly. I wanted the album to be dark and sexy, but still approachable, because I'm not a dark person."
Well, that certainly sounds interesting, Rita!