Chart Mondays: Rita Ora - Your Song

July 31, 2017 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Your Song - Rita Ora |

She is back on top form, Rita Ora's "Your Song" is so good. It didn't impact the UK chart immediately, but soon made a steady climb; however, it's currently stalled at number seven and isn't able to beat its peak. It looks like it will decline in the next few weeks, but being inside the top ten is still a good peak position. Currently, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee is at number one with "Despacito" which features Justin Bieber, hence why I'm reviewing this song today. Watch Rita Ora walk backwards through her day as she thinks about the kiss goodbye she gave to this guy, whilst everyone else's day go forwards in this music video for "Your Song".

Rita Ora recently got away from her record label through a settlement and she is now gearing up to release her second studio album which this, we presume, is her lead single. She has hit it big in the UK and the US, and even judged and coached on rival TV shows The X Factor and The Voice UK. We've been waiting patiently for new music and when we finally got it, it gradually grew on us all. "Your Song" has done all right globally, charting high in many countries, although it does deserve better placings. It was written by Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac.

Directed by Michael Haussman, the music video shows Rita Ora thinking of the goodbye kiss she gave to a guy last night; whilst everyone else's day goes forwards, her day goes backwards, back to the place and the time she kissed that guy goodbye.

The first time I saw this, I thought Rita Ora looked like Khloe Kardashian; she still does in this video, it's because of the way her hair has been styled and because of her makeup, which is on-point throughout. The opening scene sees her in a meeting in an office building, where she's the only woman.

We watch various scenes which see Rita Ora going backwards, which includes driving a car in reverse too - which looks completely awesome. It all leads back to the goodbye kiss - it is adorable.

Overall, it's a great music video and in-depth, yet not something we expected when we first heard this song. It's intricate and interesting, I like how some of the scenes are clearly in rewind as she is actually going forwards, but then there are also times when it's clear she's actually walking backwards. It's quite confusing. This is becoming more and more common with music videos at the moment, and will no doubt become a phase.
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