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Rita Ora Talks Prince and Macklemore Collaborations on New Album

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Rita Ora is pulling out the big guns for her new album. The British beauty has been hard at work on the follow-up to her 2012 debut LP and promises some heavy hitters including Prince and Macklemore.

“The people on this album are just so cool,” she says in an interview with Paper magazine. “We have this amazing song ‘Young Dreamer’ with Macklemore and it’s so cool. It’s for the kids, and it’s liberating and so fun.”

The songstress also reveals that she collaborated with the Purple One. “I did some stuff with Prince,” Ora shares. “When asked to expound on working with Prince, the 23-year-old says, “Yeah, we did a few tracks together. I flew to Minneapolis and went to Paisley Park, which is like his iconic studios and we just made music. I was there for a week. It was the best thing I have ever done in my life.”

Ora also gushes about Prince’s musical genius and his work process. “He plays like 50 instruments so you could do anything and he’ll fix it. He has an answer for everything,” she explains. “He’s a genius. When we connected I basically got a call from my management saying, ‘Prince would love to speak to Rita.’ And I was like, ‘Wait, like the actual Prince? The Prince of Wales?’ But I went that night and met him and we listened to music and it was amazing.”

The ‘R.I.P.’ chanteuse covers Paper for their ’46 Beautiful People’ issue. Her new LP will serve as the follow-up to her 2012 project ‘Ora,’ which featured songs like ‘How We Do (Party),’ ‘Shine Ya Light’ and ‘Radioactive.’

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