Rita Ora Had the Greatest Reactions to Fans Covering Her Songs

Rita Ora has a catalog of bops. From the chart-topping "Your Song" to cuts from her latest album, like "Let You Love Me," the British pop queen has been making us dance for a few years now.

But some fans are doing more than just dancing: They're recording covers of Ora's songs and sharing them on YouTube. And their interpretations run the gamut from punchy rock to soft acoustic and even some more experimental genres. For our latest edition of "You Sang My Song," we had Rita Ora stop by our offices and check out a few of these covers, and she loved them.

"That's what music is about," Ora said in between watching the covers. "It's about having fun."

Later she added, "I really am overwhelmed. It's so nice to see people singing my songs. I feel like I'm doing something right. And I never want it to end and I can't tell you how honored I am. It's the biggest compliment in the world, so keep singing my songs, please."

Ora first hit the music scene in 2012 with splashy hits like "How We Do (Party)" and "Poison." She's since established herself as a multihyphenate, with stakes in both music and fashion. Her last album, Phoenix, was released in November 2018 and reached number 11 on the U.K. albums chart.

"It’s about my decisions in life to get to 27," Ora told British Vogue about the new album. "Some I regret—not regret, that’s not the right word—some I wish I did differently, and some I’m proud of. Like, 'Your Song' was written when I was with Ed [Sheeran] and we were moaning about all this depressing music, and we wanted to hear something that was like, 'I don’t wanna hear sad songs anymore.'" Stream the album here.

Published at Thu, 14 Feb 2019 22:52:34 +0000