Earlier today, Rita Ora announced the release date for her new single, and the laundry list of badass women who’ll be featured on the track.
The singer and TV host took to twitter to announce the single, “Girls,” will feature past collaborator Charli XCX, Bebe Rexha, and it-girl Cardi B. The new release is due out May 11th, according to Ora’s tweet, and marks the fifth release from the singer’s upcoming second studio album. The album is now expected to drop this fall, after having been delayed twice.
Back in October of last year, a collaboration between Rita Ora and Charli XCX was teased after Charli released her female-gazey single “Boys.” The duo wanted to follow-up with a Sapphic version called “Girls,” and Ora spoke to The Guardian about the future single, claiming the song “represents freedom of speech of being able to love whoever you love, no matter what colour, race, sex, size, and being able to celebrate each other as females.”
According to The Guardian, the chorus includes the lady-loving lyric, “Sometimes I just wanna kiss girls, girls girls, red wine, I just wanna kiss girls.”
sometimes i just wanna kiss girls.. 💗
— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) May 4, 2018
Ora hasn’t made any public declarations on her own sexuality, albeit hinting that she had a sexually “ambiguous” relationship with model Cara Delevingne. Rexha, too, is an outspoken LGBTQ advocate, having tweeted last July, “Let people be who they want to be. Let them love who they want to love. Let us be free.” And the Invasion of Privacy rapper has insinuated that she goes both ways in the past, quipping that she wants a threesome with Chrissy Teigen and Rihanna on “She Bad.”
“Girls” will be released May 11, and I’m ready to scream in lesbian.