Rita Ora, the singer-songwriter with critical global acclaim, releases her new single ‘Praising You’ with the legendary DJ and Producer Fatboy Slim. The single will be part of Rita’s highly anticipated third album ‘You & I’, released on July 14th via BMG.
With the announcement of her new album titled ‘You & I’, the British singer-songwriter, Rita Ora releases her new single ‘Praising You’ featuring Fatboy Slim. The single is a revamp of the Grammy-nominated and chart-topping cult classic ‘Praise You’, which sampled Camille Yarbrough’s ‘Take Yo’ Praise’ and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Zane Lowe premiered ‘Praising You’ on Apple Music 1 recently and it looks like it’s en route to exploding into a certain EDM summer anthem. While maintaining the classic piano riff and feel-good chorus of the original, the song presents Rita’s version of the story, a delectable metaphor for the enchanting power of love.
Rita Ora and Fatboy Slim’s collaboration on ‘Praising You’ is also a testament to the importance of paying homage to the musical pioneers who came before us. By reimagining a classic track in a new way, they are keeping the spirit of the original alive while also putting their own unique stamp on it. Talking about the creation of the track with Norman Quentin Cook a.k.a Fatboy Slim, Rita says,
“To not only get Norman’s stamp of approval, but to actually collaborate with him and pay homage to such a massive song from my childhood was truly a surreal experience. I think this record means something different for everyone, but from my perspective, it’s about praising your loved ones and really celebrating those relationships. I’m incredibly honoured that we get to breathe new life into the song and re-introduce it to a whole new generation.”
And speaking about the rework of the classic, Norman mentions,
“From a chance meeting late one night in the Naughty Corner at Glastonbury a friendship and collaboration grew that on paper may look unlikely. Yet here it is, and it has a life of its own!”
Overall, ‘Praising You’ is a feel-good track that is sure to get listeners dancing and singing along. With its positive message and irresistible beat, it’s the perfect anthem for anyone looking to lift their spirits and celebrate the power of music.
The video for the single is directed by Academy Award winner Taika Waititi and depicts Rita auditioning with a group of dancers for their dream roles. The video also includes a cameo from Fatboy Slim. Inspired by Spike Jonze’s ‘Praise You’ video, Rita leads the troupe through an erratic routine that gradually impresses the judges. The video culminates in a grand Studio 54-style performance, complete with stunning outfit changes and choreography. It is an exclusive collaboration with Meta and is currently accessible as a premium music video on Facebook and Instagram. On April 28th, it will be available on all platforms, including YouTube.
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