Rita Ora has been waiting three years to release her album, but she’s finally settled on a date. While she was originally eyeing a summer release, the 21-year-old singer is now looking to drop her debut ORA in September.
“This album is finally ready to come out around September time,” the Roc Nation signee said during her appearance on VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz.”
The title represents more than just her last name. “Ora is my surname, but it also means time in my country, Kosovo, and it definitely took me a long time to get this album—three years to be exact,” she told Wild 94.9.
She’ll have more time to focus on the project now that she has finished touring with Coldplay through Europe. “To be there, I was really nervous ’cause I haven’t even done intimate gigs. I went straight to doing stadiums,” she said. “I can either melt into a blob on stage or I can just own it. So we did and I actually got the best response ever.”
The album will include the Drake-penned single “R.I.P.,” “How We Do (Party),” “Roc the Life,” “Shine Ya Light,” and a “slow, sensitive” track titled “Unfair.”