Rita Ora working with Nile Rodgers

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 December 2016
Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Rita Ora says Nile Rodgers played "some cool guitar riffs" for her latest album

Rita Ora has been working with Nile Rodgers on her new album.

The 'I Will Never Let You Down' hitmaker has revealed the Chic guitarist has supplied "some cool guitar riffs" for her latest LP.

Speaking about her new music, she said: "I've moved on to Atlantic, finally, and I'm on a great path. I've worked with some incredible people, like Stargate, and I've really taken it back into time. Even Nile Rodgers put down some cool guitar riffs on there. I have respected musicians that I've loved growing up, and band members who I've supported on tour - like Coldplay - have given me advice, and now I'm putting it to good use."

And the 26-year-old singer also revealed that during her label dispute, she "forgot" how much she loved music but is glad to have it back now.

She added: "What's good is that people want to be involved, which is exciting for me; just getting back into music, which is my first love. It reminds me of who I am. While going through the transition of labels I kind of forgot that.

"Now I have the chance to just be free. I wrote everything on this record, it's all live music, obviously mixed with some great beats. It's all about melody and my love for soul and harmonies. It's the first time I've ever been proud of my music."

Meanwhile, Rita feels it is "very important" to represent the British youth with her album.

Asked if she has a theme for the new record, she told Billboard magazine: "Yes: London! Being from the U.K., and having that love for grime music and English rap, the Skeptas and the Giggs of the world that we've got [representing for] our youth, that is very important to me.

"There's a song called 'I'm Not Afraid,' that talks about everything that people may think I've run away from. There's a song called 'Soul Survivor'. It's not a dwelling record - this is a happy record. It's about breaking through. It's like a rebirth."

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