Ever since Rita Ora shifted her focus back to music, she’s been killing it. “Your Song,” “Anywhere” (my favorite) and her Liam Payne duet “For You” have all been pitch-perfect. Her latest isn’t as great as those three but still a solid number.
“Proud” is a collaboration between the 27-year-old British songbird and Absolut Vodka for The Open Mic Project. The uplifting track was inspired by fan-submitted stories about acceptance. “I felt like it was an obvious but amazing word,” Ora tells Billboard of the song’s simple title. “I definitely got inspired by every single person’s story, and I tried to blend it together — the journey and the struggle of [getting] the win at the end.”
Give the inspiring “Proud” a whirl below and weigh in afterward.
Rita Ora ‘Proud’