Charli XCX Teams Up With Rita Ora For A New Version Of “Doing It”: Listen To A 30 Second Snippet
Well that didn’t take long! Earlier this morning (January 7), Charli XCX announced that she was releasing a new version of Sucker highlight “Doing It” as her next single in the UK. The twist? She called upon fellow Brit Rita Ora to lend her vocals to the track. Well, a preview of the new (but perhaps not improved) edit has already surfaced online and it sounds substantially worse than the original. It might, however, make more sense in its entirety.
“Doing It” 2.0 begins identically to the Ariel Rechtshaid-produced album version, but then diverts into a fairly generic girl power anthem. “Friends like a team in a circle, we’re together we’re so alive,” sings Rita. “Know I got your back for life.” Maybe it just takes a few listens to forget that the original is a near-perfect pop song and enjoy this engineered-for-UK-chart-success revision for what it is. Listen to a snippet after the jump.
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