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The major singles from British pop singer-songwriter Rita Ora’s second album, Phoenix, have been hitting airwaves for well over a year now but we’re only now getting to hear the plethora of songs on offer on the entirety of the record.

For much of this record Ora follows the path which many a modern pop star has taken by incorporating electronic dance elements with catchy lyrics, which simply beg to be sung along with.

Whilst the previously released singles such as Your Song, Anywhere and Girls will likely be the first to jump out at listeners the City Hub strongly recommends listening to the record in its entirety as some of the most compelling tracks arrive towards the end. These new standout tracks are Falling To Pieces, Cashmere, and the incredibly personal closing track Sole Survivor.

★★★ ½