Calvin Harris has responded to a long-held rumor that a Rita Ora album is about to be scrapped following their split.
Harris and Ora began a year-long relationship in 2013. During their time together, Ora released the single “I Will Never Let You Down,” written and produced by Harris.
The song reached number one in the UK charts in 2014 and remains one of Ora’s most popular tracks.
As they ended their relationship, rumors swirled that Harris had created an entire project with Ora but scrapped it when their romance came to an end.
For years no party has confirmed or denied this report.
On Saturday (November 26), writer George Griffiths reignited the rumor on Twitter after watching an interview between Ora and Louis Theroux.
“A reminder that if Rita’s Calvin Harris-produced second album (I Will Never Let You Down was the first of MANY tracks) hadn’t been torpedoed, she probably would have been one of the biggest pop stars on earth for two full years,” he wrote, before adding, “I never got over it.”
To his surprise, Harris replied directly to his post and deleted his name.
“It’s all a myth,” Harris replied. “There’s an unreleased song I’ve been working on and it’s not good.”
In response, several fans expressed their satisfaction with Harris’ take on the situation, and many were glad their work didn’t go to waste.
The Independent reached out to a representative from Ora for comment.
After the release of “I Will Never Let You Down”, Ora released her second album, Phoenixin 2018.
While she hasn’t had another number one single yet, Ora has had three top ten hits with “Your Song,” “Anywhere,” and “Let You Love Me.”
Ora has been in a relationship with director Taika Waititi since 2021, and they reportedly got married in August this year. With him she presented the MTV EMAs in November.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/calvin-harris-rita-ora-album-b2234341.html Calvin Harris denies long-standing rumor of Rita Ora’s ‘junked’ album