Just under two weeks away from her debut album’s release, and one of the fastest-rising singers in recent years drops off a pretty strong cover of Frank Ocean’s excellent Swim Good.
Where Frank Ocean’s emotional shifts in the track are relatively subtle, Rita uses the opportunity to flex her vocal capabilities and add a little more passion and power into the delivery. Undoubtedly, many will prefer the style of the original but this clearly has its merits, and at worst works as a good example of Rita’s capabilities.
It’s difficult not to like Ora. Whilst she’s morphing into mainstream darling, there’s no denying she’s got great talent and it makes for a welcome change up against many of her popular peers.