Rita Ora caught up with Billboard via video chat from her home in the U.K., where she is quarantined with her family, to discuss what she’s been up to while being home, her latest single “How to Be Lonely,” and what fans can expect from her third studio album, which she says is one of the most exciting things she has ever been a part of.
Chatting with Billboard’s senior director of music Jason Lipshutz, Ora says she has been trying to find the silver lining in the current situation, adding that being forced to stay at home during the pandemic has given her the opportunity to go back and fix things in her music.
“It’s actually really refreshing,” she says. “There's not a lot of people around and so you can go back into your laptop and look at some old ideas and try and sort of finish things off that you would never really have time to do. I have a lot of friends that are in the same boat that are sort of sending over ideas, and we're just kind of bouncing things off one another.”