AceShowbiz - Rita Ora is back with a new single. Recruiting fellow female musicians Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX, the "For You" songstress released her much-anticipated single "Girls" on Friday, May 11 at midnight.
The upbeat track is an empowering pop banger which finds the four ladies singing about celebrating women and bisexuality. "Her name is Laura, we learned a lotta/ How to do it, like we do it like we wanna," Rita sings on the first verse. "I ain't one-sided, I'm open-minded/ I'm fifty-fifty and I'm never gonna hide it."
Rita first debuted a version of the song at the BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in May 2017 with fellow British artists, RAYE and Charli. Later in November, she confirmed that Bebe and Charli would be featured on the track. Cardi was confirmed as one of the collaborators two days prior to the song's release.
In an interview with PEOPLE, Rita revealed that the song was inspired by Katy Perry's hit song "I Kissed a Girl". She said of her own song, "The song is very impactful in its own way. It definitely has a point. For me I always looked at this song as a real gender-fluid freedom record. I never looked it as, 'Only females can listen to it' or 'Only males can listen to it.' It's for everybody."
"It really represents freedom and the chance to be what you want to be -- and there being no judgment and just living your life as you want to live it," she continued. "That's what this song represents to me every time I hear it."
"Girls" is the third single off her forthcoming album, following "Your Song" and "Anywhere". The "Fifty Shades Freed" star shared that the new effort would be a "pop album," adding, "It's just gonna be a really great pop record, and I hope you guys enjoy it and have fun listening to it."