Rita Ora: Calvin made me nervous

Rita Ora puts Calvin Harris' "blunt" nature down to him being Scottish.

Rita Ora was “nervous” about working with Calvin Harris.

The 23-year-old singer’s musician boyfriend produced her latest single I Will Never Let You Down, which she describes as a “love song you can dance to”.

Rita felt daunted when recording the track as her beau saw another side to her. However, her fears quickly disintegrated when he offered her valuable advice and boosted her confidence.

“No, no I can’t,” she laughed, when BBC Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw asked if she can concentrate in the studio with Calvin.

“Do you know, funny story, I was actually again a bit nervous, because he’s never seen me in work mode. I was like, ‘What if I riff a bit bad?’ But literally just ten minutes in he was so blunt, I think it’s the Scottish-ness in him, he was just like ‘no’ etc and it happened so quick. It was a very good experience.

“It’s about having fun… and cos I take everything so seriously, I’m always a bit like work, work. He’s like, you really need to just enjoy it. And I agree, so I’m just enjoying it right now. And I’m happy we kinda did it together. It’s a nice little feeling for me, it makes it personal.”

Rita is set to perform at several UK festivals this summer to promote her new music. The blonde star can’t wait to share her music with the crowds and is looking forward to experiencing the excitement she feels before taking to the stage.

“Summertime is the time when people want soundtracks of summer. People just want to listen to music and feel good and have a BBQ, sit in the grass, rub their bottoms on the grass, and you know, just feel life. And that’s what I think everybody needs,” she laughed.

“I love performing live really, it’s my favourite thing. You see people, you can do what you want and get away with it on stage. The five seconds before you go on stage [is the best bit], and the five minutes after the comedown when you come off stage… For me that’s the worst part. And then you have to do interviews after the shows and you’ve got no voice because you’ve been screaming on stage.”
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Monday, 31. March 2014