Rita Ora Explores ASMR

In this Celebrity ASMR interview, British singer/songwriter Rita Ora, explores autonomous sensory meridian response with whispers and sounds. Ora shares the story behind her first album, being cast in 50 Shades of Grey, judging ANTM with Tyra Banks, and what went into her latest album 'Phoenix'.

Released on 1/29/2019

Credits

Starring: Rita Ora

Transcript

00:00
Pooh-kah-pooh-pooh-kah.
00:03
[button clicking]
00:07
Ay.
00:08
[button clicking]
00:10
Break it down
00:12
Hi, I'm Rita Ora and I am about to take you
00:16
through a journey of my timeline with sounds.
00:22
[Rita tisking]
00:29
ASMR.
00:33
Give me an A,
00:35
give me an S,
00:36
give me an M, give me an R.
00:39
Yeah.
00:42
All right, enough of this fooling around.
00:46
Let's get into it.
00:49
Hot Right Now, ha.
00:53
Hot Right Now was my first song.
00:57
Choo.
00:59
It was about being hot
01:03
in the moment and dancing
01:07
[Rita beatboxing]
01:12
and letting go.
01:14
Yeah, baby.
01:17
DJ Fresh is awesome.
01:20
He was doing drum and bass.
01:22
It goes like this.
01:23
[Rita beatboxing]
01:26
That's a really bad impression.
01:29
It felt so liberating to have a number one
01:33
and I was only 20, and all I wanted to do was dance.
01:40
I danced like this
01:42
[microphone rustling]
01:45
and I moved like this.
01:48
[Rita beatboxing]
01:54
And I definitely didn't wanna stop dancing.
02:00
To represent Hot Right Now,
02:02
I give you hand warmers.
02:09
[plastic crunching]
02:31
[hand warmers rustling]
02:46
Hot Right Now.
02:53
[plastic crunching]
03:03
[hand warmers rustling]
03:25
Hi.
03:30
Ora.
03:32
My first album was inspired by friends,
03:36
and family, and food, and love, and having fun.
03:40
My album is all about letting go,
03:44
feeling the vibes.
03:48
Yeah.
03:51
♪ Oh baby, baby, how was I supposed to know ♪
03:56
[laughing]
04:00
Feel the vibes of the single and every lyric,
04:04
and every word.
04:08
[lips smooching]
04:12
Since then, I've learnt that this noise.
04:16
[faint squeaking]
04:19
Oh, I thought that the chair was gonna crack,
04:21
but I guess it didn't.
04:24
And also, I learn how to beautiful lady.
04:28
I was a girl back then.
04:30
Now I'm a lady.
04:33
Being a girl lets you, I guess, less responsibilities.
04:39
Being a lady means that it's time to grow up now.
04:44
To represent how we do, I present to you a party ball.
04:58
[microphone scratching]
05:16
[paper crunching]
05:47
[loud rustling]
06:13
[paper crunching]
06:16
[Man] Okay.
06:17
50 Shades of Grey.
06:24
What a perfect topic to talk about,
06:29
if you know what I mean.
06:32
I like the color gray.
06:35
I like 50 Shades of Grey.
06:37
Being in the film was awesome.
06:41
Meeting the cast was even more awesome.
06:46
[lips smacking]
06:48
The snack bar was the hotspot.
06:52
Every time we ate Haribo, we had to do 10 pushups.
06:56
Every time we ate an apple, we didn't have to do anything.
07:02
I would love to do another few movies one day,
07:08
maybe even do it
07:11
all in AMSR.
07:17
I said it wrong.
07:19
ASMR.
07:24
Let me do that again.
07:25
Maybe I'll do a movie
07:27
all in ASMR.
07:35
So, to represent 50 Shades,
07:39
I have a masquerade mask.
07:56
[mask rustling]
08:10
Cree-koo-koo-koo-koo-koo-koo
08:12
koo-koo-koo-koo-koo-koo-koo.
08:15
[mask rustling]
08:35
That's all I got, folks.
08:39
[faint speaking]
08:46
Now we're gonna talk about
08:50
one of the most interesting shows I've ever done,
08:54
America's Next Top Model.
09:00
It was all about beauty
09:03
and changing somebody's life
09:05
to become the next Top Model!
09:11
We shot it in New York.
09:13
I love Tyra Banks.
09:15
She was awesome.
09:17
Everyone else involved
09:20
was spectacular.
09:25
I learnt a lot from the show
09:28
about being a model
09:35
and in charge of your brand.
09:42
What inspired me
09:44
was the girls in the show.
09:47
They were truly, truly incredible.
09:51
All aspiring models,
09:56
keep modeling, don't give up.
10:01
To represent my time on this TV show,
10:05
here I give you the sounds
10:09
of a TV remote.
10:16
[buttons clicking]
10:21
Yeah.
10:23
[buttons clicking]
10:48
Pooh-kah-pooh-pooh-kah.
10:50
[buttons clicking]
10:55
Ay, break it down.
10:59
[buttons clicking]
11:07
Tell me someone that can do that.
11:11
Drop the mic.
11:14
[remote thudding]
11:19
Pooh!
11:21
And finally, Phoenix,
11:26
my brand new album.
11:31
Really and truly,
11:35
I love making music
11:38
because I get to tell
11:42
the world my story.
11:45
So, if you like truth, and honesty, and good vibes,
11:52
go get my album 'cause we,
11:56
my people, are good vibes.
12:00
I talk about my journey to becoming a lady,
12:05
growing up in this industry
12:07
as in my early 20s 'cause I didn't actually grow up
12:12
in the industry.
12:13
I grew up in the hood in London.
12:15
Yes, there is a hood in London.
12:19
I talk about my collabs and my friends.
12:24
I have a Avicii on there,
12:26
I have Liam Payne on there,
12:28
I have Cardi B on there,
12:31
Charli XCX is on there.
12:33
I am very proud of Phoenix
12:36
and it's my first worldwide release.
12:40
I feel like I have evolved a lot since Ora, 2012
12:46
to Phoenix, 2018.
12:50
[Rita beatboxing]
12:54
I don't know why I'm making those noises,
12:57
but I felt like it fitted well in my sentence.
13:03
Musically, I've become way more aware
13:06
of what I can do, and I've become a better songwriter,
13:13
and I felt like I got to know myself way more.
13:17
So, this is me.
13:24
To represent Let You Love Me slash my album, Phoenix,
13:31
I give you a box of chocolates.
13:41
[faint rustling]
13:59
[plastic crunching]
14:39
[box rustling]
14:47
[paper crunching]
15:08
I guess I'm going to eat one now.
15:20
[paper rustling]
15:32
Thank you all for being here with me today.
15:37
I really want you to make sure
15:40
that you have a good time.
15:44
This is for you guys.
15:49
[lips smacking]
16:00
Ah.
16:03
See ya.