We’ve mentioned how singer Rita Ora has expressed what a huge No Doubt/Gwen fan she is and how she has been inspired by them,and she does so again in a new interview with The Boombox. In it,she says again that her music is influenced by No Doubt and that her concert performances are lively and energetic like No Doubt’s. She also once again names Gwen as one of her biggest style icons.
What will you be performing on this tour?
My intimate shows that I headline are like nothing compared to the arenas and stuff. They’re still good. It’s more of a jumping around kind of, I’m in the crowd. I go down, I sit with the audience. I’m on the speakers. There’s no choreography. It’s very free. It’s a bit like a No Doubt performance. You know, how they were free and just jumped around. It’s that energy. It’s lively and I’m not going to be performing many ballads.
What are the sounds that people can expect on this album? You seem to be versatile and all over the place, in a good way, with your music.
I’m all over the place, you’re right. I’m all over the place to the point where I’m still consistent with myself. So the way I sing and the way I am and the way I look is still very the same but you can hear my influences. Like, I love No Doubt and Eric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen. It’s old school mixed with a pop kind of stream with a grit. It’s got attitude to it but it’s not ignorant. It’s just a cool fucking album in my eyes.
You seem to mix old pieces with new and designer with thrifty pieces. Who is your style icon?
I have a lot of inspirations. I love old classic style and high fashion like Daphne Guinness. She’s a woman who’s basically like a muse who has every kind of amazing designer piece, ever. She just had her exhibition in the museum [of FIT]. She had one in the U.K. She’s great. Then I like my kind of not-giving-a–shit feeling like Gwen Stefani. She was a great inspiration on how girls should not care and still look hot.
In related news,Rita’s stylist,Kyle De’Volle,recently told Yahoo! that ”Classic Gwen Stefani has a big influence” on her fashions.