Ahead of the release of her eagerly anticipated album Phoenix, Rita Ora has unveiled a brand new track ‘Velvet Rope. Listen below.

‘Velvet Rope’ is a smooth, slowed-down R&B jam about a scorned ex-lover left wondering how her relationship collapsed. Consisting of a simple piano melody and a chorus of background singers, the track showcases Ora’s own vocal prowess.

Rita recently entered the Official Chart history books, breaking a record held for 30 years. ‘Let You Love Me’, became her 13th Top 10 on the Official Singles Chart. It means Rita set a new UK chart record for the most Top 10 singles by a British female artist. The star overtook music icons Shirley Bassey and Petula Clark, who each lay claim to 12 Top 10 hits.

Rita has sold a staggering seven million singles, had 13 top ten singles (five of which received platinum status and five of which are gold certified) and a number 1 platinum-selling debut album all under her belt. After appearances on Hollywood’s silver screen, she returned to music last year with a sold out, thirty-three date European tour. Her latest five hit singles have amassed over a billion Spotify streams worldwide, with global hit Your Song reaching more than 352M streams alone. It’s also her biggest hit in Europe.

Phoenix is out on 23rd November via Atlantic Records

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