Rita Ora ‘Poison’ – Single Review

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‘Poison’ is the aftermath of a messy year for Rita Ora, writing credits include Kate Nash and Julia Michaels (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato). Ora philosophizes that she “can have a beer for breakfast, my sanity for lunch” to open this track and her chosen drug is “youuuuuuu”. It’s an ok pop song that will keep the children listening out for her next single, but it kind of sounds like the watered down version of Selena Gomez’s ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’ – which was like a stab to the heart. The problem I have with this song is one that I have with all Rita Ora songs: you get absolutely no sense of who she is or what she’s been through. This song is detached from its artist, we can make the connection between the song and public relationships, but it doesn’t make this song any more intimate. Ultimatly, ‘Poison’ is nothing new and it blends in with the EDM pop landscape.

2/5

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