British singer Rita Ora has finally given her fans something to get excited about as she releases her new single from her much-anticipated third album, and it’s the perfect 80s-inspired collaboration.

Her single, Praising You, is a reimagining of Fatboy Slim’s 90s hit Praise You, and sees Rita and Fatboy Slim collaborating on the track. However, despite how good the iconic duo’s track is, it's Rita’s look in the video that’s really got her fans excited.

For the new release, Rita gave fans not one but two music videos, and she’s serving a major retro look. Rita shared some snaps from behind the scenes on her Instagram, as well as posting some clips from the video, showing off her dramatic transformation.

Rita Ora shows off her dramatic mullet transformation in her new music video

Rita's retro styling was done by stylist Pippa Atkinson

Rita's full look from her Praising You music video

For the video, Rita’s usually long curly hair has been swapped for a major 80s style mullet, with short sides that curl around her cheekbones and long shiny waves piled on top of her head and trailing over her shoulders. Rita’s version of the mullet, however, manages to give the style a glamorous update that looks both retro and modern, and her styling definitely adds to the vintage-inspired glam.

The strawberry blonde shade is also a departure from Rita’s usual soft bronde shade, although the jury’s out on whether the look came courtesy of a wig or not, as the singer shared a snap of herself on the beach on Monday with her hair back to its usual tight bronde curls.

Her beauty look also has plenty of 70s and 80s influences, including a dark smokey eye and a glossy burnt rose shade of pink on her lips, with thick fluffy brows and a glowy natural base on her skin.

The video's styling was what really gave fans the 80s vibes, though, as Rita is sporting an ankle length fur coat, paired with some over the knee silver metallic lace up platforms. In a clip from the video, Rita shows off her full outfit as she kicks her way across a stage, revealing a bright blue leather-look corset top and blue shorts, complete with a silver fringe belt.

A trio of three different earrings in each ear and some amber coloured oversize sunglasses finish off the look, with some fans spotting a nod to some other musical icons in Rita’s styling. Whilst one fan said: “You're giving me Dolly Parton vibes” whilst another compared her styling to music legend Elton John.

Rita’s new single is out now, and you can check out her new video exclusively on META.


By Editor