Rita Ora's 'personal' album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 September 2016
Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Rita Ora has opened up about her "personal" second album and how "honest" she has been in her lyrics

Rita Ora's second album will be "very personal".

The 'Body On Me' hitmaker signed a new deal with Atlantic Records UK - a subsidiary of Warner Music Group - in June following her departure from Jay-Z's label Roc Nation.

And now she has teased that she is going to be very "honest" about leaving Roc Nation and certain aspects of her private life on the follow-up to her 2012 debut LP 'Ora'.

Talking about the themes on her next album, she said : "It's just everything from my personal life to what I couldn't do due to previous situations and now being free. I've never been freer than I am right now.

"It's about everything from being a refugee, from flying in from Kosovo and living in London, having this amazing city that's crazy and full of lights -- talking about real stuff."

The 25-year-old pop beauty said she is "desperate" to release new music and says people will see a whole new Rita reflected in her lyrics.

She told London's Evening Standard newspaper: "I'm desperate to get my music out. I think I'm now at a point in my life where I have a new amazing label, we really have taken it to the next level. It's very song-based.

"It's very real -- real instruments, believable lyrics. I've not only grown as an individual but as a woman. People are going to see that."

As for when to expect her hotly-anticipated album, the buxom blonde said she will be heading to Los Angeles in October to finish it.

She said: "I've been in a whirlwind but I've honestly been living my dream. I was living in New York for three months filming America's Next Top Model, now I'm in London for two months recording every day with my dream team. Then I fly to LA in October to finish the album."

And despite her six-month legal dispute with Roc Nation, she has nothing but praise for Jay-Z's label.

She added: "I just want to move forward," she said. "It's something that I appreciate and the memories are incredible. They opened the door to my whole life ... Everything happens for a reason. That's all I'll say."

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