Single Review: Rita Ora – Poison

Single Review: Rita Ora – Poison

Although 2015 has been teeming with young female artists soaring worldwide, there is one lady that had not yet made her mark; that is until now. Rita Ora released her latest single ‘Poison’ to the world today and oh my is it good. Forget the emotional ballads from Sia, the sassy stories from Meghan Trainer and the songs about her exes that Swifty brings out time and time again, Rita Ora has given us the up-tempo pop song that we were all gagging for and she has only gone and done it with a bang.

Over a year since the release of her previous single ‘I Will Never Let You Down’, Ora had left fans wondering how long it would be until she released some new material. She’s been a busy lady, teasing fans with her vocals on Charles Hamilton’s song ‘New York Raining’, bringing out a make up range and clothing line, and her short but sweet appearance in the blockbuster film 50 Shades Of Grey. Luckily, the wait is now over and the world has yet again been showered with Rita’s sparkle.


‘Poison’ recalls of the mistake of falling for the wrong man and not being able to get them out of your head. However the song doesn’t put a downer on it, but instead gives off a guilty pleasure feel, as she consciously picks the man in question to be her poison – “I pick my poison and it’s you.” The question is, who is this mysterious man?

When asked about her latest single, Rita said, “It was really important for me to come back with the right song. It’s been a while and I wanted to come back with a bang.” Well Ms Ora, you certainly have done that. And not just a small bang may I add, but a mahoosive one at that! Calling this song catchy is an understatement and you just know that it will be played 24/7 on the radio. But who cares? Not me, because not only can she not put a foot wrong in my books (so yes I’m biased), but because hands down it is a great song and it deserves the recognition that I know it will get.


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