“How We Do (Party)”
Rita Ora:“After the Z 100 release, I cried, I was so happy. I never heard myself on US radio waves. It was my single and to share it with Jay, it was just a moment for me. I genuinely felt like I was doing something right and I was so happy. I just had to shed a tear. I was in the car with Jay and he was like ‘Well done.’
You know when you have a drink and sometimes it touches the different nerves? And at times, when you’re with your boyfriend or something, sex is different when you’re drunk. It’s a fact.
”The video is basically about every single different type of party in one room because it’s party and bullshit. All these random people—there’s an old man in there, there’s twins in there, there’s a drag queen in there —there’s a lot of random shit in this party and it’s about basically just coming to a party where you don’t get judged and everyone’s just having a good time. It’s just the party that I wish existed.
“My laugh in the video is like a smoker’s laugh. I have a deep voice and they’re like, ‘Why is that in the video?’ I didn’t know but I don’t mind it. It’s how I laugh—whatever.”
“In the song the lyrics are, ‘It’s when the sun sets baby, on the avenue, I get that drunk sex feeling when I’m with you.’ You know how good sex is when you’re drunk? Kelly [Sheehan] and Bonnie [McKee] are the songwriters. I just thought it was true. If people don’t drink, I respect that. But all my drinkers, you know when you have a drink and sometimes it touches the different nerves and at times, when you’re with your boyfriend or something, sex is different when you’re drunk. It’s a fact. I just thought it was true.
“I want to put Andre 3000 on the remix for ‘How We Do.’ I mean I’m trying to, but that was just an idea I had a few days ago. If we changed the beat and made it for Andre to rap on, that would sound so sick. We’re in the works. He’s Andre 3000, he could turn around and say no anytime.”