Rita Ora talks "crazy, amazing, exciting" third album: "I want to turn people on their heads"

Rita has opened up about plans for her next album in a new interview.

Rita Ora has shared details about her upcoming third studio album.

Speaking to Music Week, Rita - currently Number 1 on the UK's Official Singles Chart as part of the Live Lounge Allstars - promised a "crazy, amazing, exciting direction" for her next album.

"I want to turn people on their heads, turn things around 360 and introduce some live instrumentation, experiment sonically, work with people I've never worked with before and do some more soulful tracks," she explained.

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"Trying to meet expectations never goes to plan ... so I've been focusing on my own path, which is making amazing pop music, experimenting and making a new sound, being sonically proud."

Fans will have to wait a bit longer for the collection than they might have expected, however. Rita's manager Sarah Stennett said that due to the coronavirus pandemic, "it's very doubtful the album will come out this year."

Rita's last album, 2018's Phoenix, has shifted 183,000 chart sales in the UK and spawned a string of hits including Your Song, Anywhere and Let You Love Me. 

Rita currently holds the record for most Top 10 singles scored by a British female, more than the likes of legends Shirley Bassey and Petula Clark, and other top performers from the past decade like Jess Glynne and Emeli Sande. View Rita Ora’s full UK chart history here.