It, of course, being supplying a perfectly great pop song.
“Let You Love Me,” Rita’s latest hook-heavy ode to self-sabotage released on Friday (September 21), was produced by PC Music’s EASYFUN and Fred Gibson (Clean Bandit, Charli XCX), and co-penned by Rita, Fred, EASYFUN, Noonie Bao, LotusIV and Ilsey. That’s a lot of talent on one track, basically.
“What’s the matter with me? I wish that I could let you love me now…”
The song’s about how Rita’s got a perfectly good bae waiting in the wings, yet she can’t help but flee the scene every time the feelings get too real.
In other words: sometimes she runs, sometimes she hides…but all she really wants is to hold you tight, treat you right, and be with you day and night. Baby, all she needs is time. (Favorite line might be “Oh, Heaven knows I’ve tried…“)
The Malia James-directed video finds Rita getting flirty with model Sonny Hall at a Haus ParTy thrown in, like, a London underground bunker or something. She looks hot, serving wet hair and sweaty bod-eh, and thrives in bisexual lighting, mainly.
Weirdly, “Let You Love Me” is described in one release as “a personal and confident first offering from Phoenix,” which…I’m fairly sure it’s like the fourth or fifth single from the album, but sure. If “Anywhere” somehow isn’t included, we take to the streets with pitchforks and torches.
Anywho, Rita keeps doing pop right. She’s been doing pop right. And if you haven’t given in and scheduled an appointment for a “Ritabot” tattoo across your lower back at this point – after “For You,” “Anywhere,” “Let You Love Me” and everything in between – well…what’s the matter, what’s the matter, what’s the matter with you?
“Let You Love Me” was released on September 21. (iTunes)
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