Charli XCX and Rita Ora know a thing or two about providing assists to a certain Australian female rapper: both British singer-songwriters helped Iggy Azalea score massive U.S. hits, as Charli was featured on “Fancy” and Ora delivered the hook to “Black Widow.” The pair have now teamed up without Azalea to try and create a new classic of their own, in the form of a fresh version of “Doing It,” the latest U.K. single from Charli’s sophomore album, Sucker.
The fluffy 80’s synth-pop jam absorbs Ora’s vocals in the second verse, although the lyrics from Charli’s solo version of “Doing It” remain intact. “Friends like a team in a circle/We’re together, we’re so alive,” Ora sings, twirling alongside her new pal and re-joining Charli for the song’s bridge. The polished version of “Doing It” is frothy fun, and underlines one of the sneaky-great tracks on Sucker.
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— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) January 8, 2015
It’s important to note that the Ora-assisted version of “Doing It” has been declared to be a U.K. single for Charli; the 22-year-old has been performing “Break The Rules” from Sucker on major U.S. platforms like the Today show and Saturday Night Live. In 2014, Charli scored her first top 10 hit as a solo artist with “Boom Clap,” from the Fault In Our Stars Soundtrack.
Charli XCX released Sucker last month in the U.S., while the U.K. and European release date for the album is Feb. 16. The singer-songwriter will tour overseas in the first half of 2015, but is scheduled to perform at New York’s Governors Ball music festival in June.