Rita Ora’s new single, “Your Song” gets the Afropop treatment featuring Burna Boy

Burna Boy's twist to a certified club smash

Afropop has found a home away from home in UK clubs where DJs recognize the benefits of its dancehall melodies. This has birthed a generation of artists¬† like J Hus, Eugy and Kojo Funds who fuse the genre with their sounds and cause it just sounds really good on dance floors. Rita Ora’s brand of pop might stand her apart from the aforementioned artists but even she couldn’t resist the Afropop trend.

Despite the Jay Z co-sign in 2009, Rita Ora has struggled to reach international stardom so whether this move would help is yet to be known. Even her pop covers and big features like Drake on “R. I. P” haven’t helped her to make the required crossover to American market. Her latest single, “Your Song” was released last month with a video but the aesthetically satisfying video has only done so much to make the single viral. Her latest ruse however, sees her delve into the Afropop territories through a remix for “Your Song” featuring Burna Boy.

Team Salut remakes the beat for “Your Song” by placing more emphasizes on the drums and forces the EDM riffs to play second fiddle to the pacey Afro drums. This elevates Rita Ora’s already bright and peppy original to uplifting floor-filler. Burna Boy features on the second verse continuing the feel-good affair with endearing lyrics in patios.

Stream to Burna Boy and Rita Ora on this Team Salut produced remix of “Your Song” below.

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