Pop star Rita Ora has ushered in her new music era with a jaw-dropping performance at Heaven Nightclub.
On 27 January, the I Will Never Let You Down singer released her infectious pop single, You Only Love Me.
Co-written by Ora and acclaimed producer Lewis Thompson, the romantic track is inspired by the singer’s personal experience of feeling vulnerable in a new relationship while letting go of her past heartbreaks.
With its dance-pop production and heartfelt lyrics, You Only Love Me expertly showcases the talented singer’s growth as an artist and songwriter.
In a statement, Ora gave further insight into the inspiration behind the track and the themes her upcoming album will explore.
“With You Only Love Me and my upcoming album, I wanted to capture the vulnerability I’ve experienced as I opened myself up to love and entered a new phase of life,” she said.
“Learning to let go of the past to make way for new experiences is a deeply personal process, and one I felt compelled to document through my music – the journey was not always easy, but I’ve come out of it stronger and filled with more love than I ever thought possible.”
As a way to usher in her sure-to-be iconic new music era, Ora surprised fans at Heaven Nightclub with an electric performance on 28 January.
Dressed in a fierce asymmetrical see-through dress and backed by four talented dancers, the BRIT-nominated singer performed an array of her greatest hits – including I Will Never Let You Down and Anywhere.
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The hitmaker also delivered her first live performance of You Only Love Me while the track’s new wedding-themed music video played in the background.
Shortly after Ora completed her show-stopping gig, fans flocked to social media to praise the singer for her epic music return.
One person tweeted: “RITA ORA PERFORMING IN HEAVEN IS THE PLOT TWIST I NEVER SAW COMING!!!! MY F**KING HEEEAAARRT.”
Another person wrote: “@RitaOra You were top tier in Heaven, my childhood.”
“So you telling me I’ve been home for 2 months and was literally in Heaven last weekend, but the week I come back up to uni, and Rita Ora is performing there tonight?? Fmllll, I’m high key so jel ahaha,” one disappointed fan commented.
We can’t wait to see what else Ora has in store for her new music era.
Check out more fan reactions to Ora’s surprise Heaven Nightclub performance:
just casually saw rita ora at heaven- pic.twitter.com/68Q140OveN
— otto ♡ (@ottocolwill) January 29, 2023
— Ellie (@ells108) January 29, 2023
— Luisa Aldana (@luualdana) January 29, 2023
— tash (@TashBandara) January 29, 2023
👰🏼♀️Not everyone at heaven getting a exclusive performance by the hun whilst I was at home tucked up in bed…😔
It’s fine it’s fine it’s fine… I can’t wait till the tour💒 #ritaora #YouOnlyLoveMe @RitaOra pic.twitter.com/qBZ78U4W05
— Andrew (@AndrewOra5) January 29, 2023
@RitaOra gutted I missed ya at Heaven last night
— Freya B🧚🏼♀️ (@freyaoraa) January 29, 2023
Watch Rita Ora’s music video for You Only Love Me here or below.