Rita Ora – Ask & You Shall Receive 

Rita Ora is in her busy era – The Masked Singer, the launch of her hair care brand Typebea, and her new single “Ask & You Shall Receive.” When I first saw the title of the song, I thought it was a placeholder name or something, but no. Let’s just say that Rita Ora may just be entering her God era, and that’s fine by me, because as Ariana Grande once sang, “God is a woman.”

Ora first teased the song through multiple clips shared on her social media platforms. In one of those videos, she’s wearing a hat and an exercise fit with a bat in hand ready to swing. She captioned the short clip, “POV you’re releasing a new song that’s going to be ON REPEAT all summer,” and she was not kidding; “Ask & You Shall Receive” is a real bop. Perhaps not the usual Ora flavor we’re used to, but beautiful all the same.

It’s great to have Ora back with new music so soon after releasing her bop-filled third studio album You & Me. Fans of the British songstress know how long it took for her to make a comeback to music after the success of her 2018’s Phoenix so it’s refreshing to see that she’s not pulling an Adele on us once again.

The funky bassline of the song just makes you want to bounce when you’re hearing it, and Ora’s voice more than encourages you on. “I got this feeling that’s refreshing my life, uh / And I don’t want it to end, oh yeah / I met this man, I think about him all night / And more than just a friend, uh, oh yeah,” she sings in the first verse, alongside a thumping beat that eventually leads into a euphoric chorus.

All I want, all that I want is your body / Since it’s been so long, ever so long / Since I let a man hold me / And now I see, I ain’t gon’ leave / Baby, what you want from me? / Ask and you shall receive, yeah, oh-oh,” she sings in the catchy chorus of the song co-written with RAYE.

In the song, Ora is soaking in the elevating feeling of re-discovering love after a long time of being without it. The songstress is also set to debut the song’s live performance at this weekend’s Mighty Hoopla festival at London’s Brockwell Park on Sunday, June 2.