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Watch Rita Ora’s chaotic wedding video for comeback song ‘You Only Love Me’

Kristen Stewart, Lindsay Lohan and Sharon Stone are some of the cameos in the single's star-studded video

By Charlotte Krol

Rita Ora
Rita Ora. (Picture: Press)

Rita Ora has released ‘You Only Love Me’, the first single from her upcoming new album, complete with a colourful music video that illustrates the chaos of wedding preparations.

The pop star, whose last album was 2018’s Phoenix, has made her comeback with a start-studded music video shot in L.A., featuring cameos by Kristen Stewart, Lindsay Lohan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Chelsea Handler, Addison Rae, Alexander Stewart and Sharon Stone.

Ora teased the song earlier this month alongside a clip of her watching fireworks with her partner, the Oscar-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi.

In the Charlie Sarsfield-directed music video, a nervous-looking Ora is seen getting ready for her fictional wedding surrounded by friends amid a “Stepford Housewives meets Alice in Wonderland style narrative”.

The track itself features a voice memo from Waititi and, per a press release, is “inspired by the singer’s personal experience of feeling vulnerable at the very start of her romantic journey”.

“With ‘You Only Love Me’ and my upcoming album, I wanted to capture the vulnerability I’ve experienced as I opened myself up to love and entered a new phase of life,” Ora added in a statement.

“Learning to let go of the past to make way for new experiences is a deeply personal process, and one I felt compelled to document through my music – the journey was not always easy, but I’ve come out of it stronger and filled with more love than I ever thought possible.”

The British singer is due to perform the new single on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this Wednesday (February 1).

Cast from the music video for ‘You Only Love Me’. (Picture: Erik Melvin)

In the years since the release of Phoenix, Ora has featured on singles by acts including Kygo, Sigala, David Guetta, Sam Feldt and Netsky, whilst also releasing the standalone song ‘Finish Line’ last year.

A collaborative EP, Bang, with the Kazakh DJ and producer Imanbek arrived in February of 2021, before Ora confirmed that she’d signed a record deal with BMG a year later.

No date has been set for album three but Ora’s return to focusing on her solo career comes after the Disney+ sequel series to 2017’s Beauty and the Beast, which she’d been announced to star in, was delayed indefinitely.