Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rita Ora - R.I.P. review

I simply love this girl. Maybe it's because this young singer has got such a strong aura around her, full of positive energy. And energy is, of course, the only way she knows how to express herself. Ladies and gentlemen I am talking about miss Rita Ora, the new big talent of the "made in UK" music industry.

Rita has Albanian roots. That's a part that teases me quite a lot. Love new and exotic talents. But (damn!) she just borns in Kosovo 22 years ago, but then soon left the Balcanian paeninsula with her parents. Destination: LDN (the old Lily would say).
This pure energy girl declared she always sang. And I definetely bet it's true. That's maybe why Mr. Jay-Z decided to take on board of his Roc Nation label this pretty brat. Yes, his majesty Jay-Z.

Platinum blonde hair and look like miss Gwen Stefani (named as her biggest influencer), voice like Emily Sandè. I think Rita has all the ingredients to be a huge star. Oh I forgot! Same face of Rihanna. Too many times this girl has been criticized for being too similar to hot RiRi. So? What's the problem? They are totally different in styles and, most important, in voice sonorities. In fact Rita is a mezzo-soprano, while the S&M addicted girl is a contralto. Did you know it? But let's move now to what it matters the most: music.

RO released her first single How We Do (Party). A good to hear party song. Much more for teenagers rather than for mature listeners. But (and that's kinda weird) this song doesn't drive me mad. Normally I would have screamed and yelling against the artist. But I'd say this song leaves me pretty indifferent.

My love with Rita started with her real first single: R.I.P. Rest in peace. An hymn against her look-a-like Rihanna. I think the chorus lyrics are brilliant: "R.I.P. to the girl you used to see. Her days are over. Baby she's over". Collaboration with London rapper Tinie Tempah definetely gives a boost to this already hot track. Hard synth and guitars, dubstep notes and low beats give the whole track something very hip hop with nice dark sonorities. However, the powerful but delicate voice of the platinum blonde girl refines the whole atmosphere. Results? #1 track in UK after one week from the track release.

I really wish to this girl to go far. In the meanwhile unknown artists like Will.I.Am, Kanye West, Drake and The Dream are working on her debut album. Not bad, ah? Enjoy R.I.P.