Wednesday, 4 April 2012
[Official Video] Rita Ora feat. Tinie Tempah - R.I.P.
If there's one well connected up and coming female star to keep your eyes on right now, it's Rita Ora. From DJ Fresh to man of the moment Tinie Tempah, she's been plastering the airwaves with bite-size pop melodies keying effortlessly into a street-smart urban groove.
And with Tinie on board for her debut solo single R.I.P, it wouldn't surprise me if the track ended up as a shoe in for the No. 1 spot come it's May release date. Surfing a wave of Pendulum-esque D'n'B production (actually courtesy of supremos Chase & Status), the track feels energised with every ounce of the enthusiasm and drive you want from an artist making their big splash into the mainstream. And of course there's Rita's vocals - smoky and soulful in a way that feels infinitely more unique than your usual club vocalist types.
And therein lies the real power of R.I.P, it's ability to stand across both the raw force needed to send dancefloors across the UK into rapture, but with the slipstream pop hooks to take it that bit further to dominate on daytime playlists. And here, Rita Ora achieves both goals with impressive ease.
R.I.P. is released on the 7th May and can be pre-ordered here.