Belfast Telegraph

Ora: New album will be grown-up

Rita Ora has revealed that her second record will showcase her new-found maturity - but will still include some party tunes.

The 22-year-old singer has been working on the follow-up to her 2012 debut, Ora, which she hopes will be out later this year.

"I want my second album to be released worldwide this year, and I really want to make another album that really reflects me at this age," she said.

"My first album was done when I was around 18-19, so I feel like a lot has happened in the past three years. My experiences in the music industry and my personal life have been a lot different and there have been a few extremes. I have grown so much in those past years as I've experienced a lot in the past year."

The Shine Ya Light star added: "So with the next album I think there will be a lot about the past few years and there will still be a lot of high energy, free spirited and enjoying life moments in there too!"

Rita is taking part in MasterCard's series of Priceless Gigs, which allows fans to see their favourite artists in intimate venues in London for free.

"I love being able to inspire people and I think a lot of people don't realise that they can actually do what they want to in life," she said. "My parents and people around me have always taught me to be confident and to get what you want out of life and I think Priceless inspires that."

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