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Rita Ora After achieving a summer hit with ‘Your Song’, a top 10 single with Avicii this month, and with her second album impending, Rita Ora‘s latest track, ‘Anywhere’, comes off the back of a successful run. Though it feels untimely being released in October, the track ticks all the necessary commercial boxes. A gripping beat, strong vocals and good light-and-shade make an accomplished track, even if it feels unoriginal against the plethora of female pop releases this year.
Ora’s vocal is nicely controlled in the opening sections that deploy a more stripped-back rhythm, with a catchy clicking, to expose the singer’s tones. Her vocal rifts become a little indulgent but are polished and ensure it does not become one-dimensional. A nice drop then leads into the very constructed electropop beat which works well with the lyrics reflecting on running away in blissful happiness with a new partner (“I know we’ve got to get away/ Someplace where no one knows our name”). This gives the song a sense of joyful innocence which is itself quite infectious. theedgesusu.co.uk
ANYWHERE – Rita Ora
Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen is now the Empire’s lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, a vengeful Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station’s plans for the Rebel Alliance.
Cast : Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan TudykDirector: Gareth Edwards