Rita Ora Shares New Single ‘Praising You’ ft. Fatboy Slim

Internationally critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Rita Ora has just shared her brand new single Praising You, featuring Fatboy Slim. 

Taken from her eagerly awaited third album You & I (out 14th July via BMG), Praising You is a rework of the Grammy-nominated, chart-topping cult anthem Praise You, which sampled Camille Yarbrough’s “Take Yo’ Praise” and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. This rework introduces Rita's version of the story - a delicious metaphor for the entrancing nature of love - a relatable message wrapped around a polished production that takes the classic piano riff (Which I adore) and feel-good chorus of the original and makes the song burst into a surefire EDM summer anthem. This is definitely one of those songs perfect to get you in a good mood and energised in no time! 

Speaking about the song, Rita Ora said, 
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.

Speaking of the rework, Norman says,
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!

The accompanying video, directed by Academy Award winner Taika Waititi, sees Rita audition with a group of dancers for the role of their dreams and features a cameo from Fatboy Slim. With a nod to the Spike Jonze-directed “Praise You” video, Rita leads the troupe through their haphazard routine, slowly winning over the judges in what turns into a massive Studio 54-esque number complete with glamorous outfit changes and stellar choreography. Check it out below!


 Rita Ora will make her debut, global-exclusive peformance of Praising You, alongside a medley of her biggest hits, on Tuesday 9th May at the Eurovision Song Contest semi-final 1.