Rita Ora took to Twitter on Thursday to announce her collaboration with Liam Payne on a track for the upcoming movie Fifty Shades Freed. Ora posted a photo of herself and Payne before sharing a video previewing the song.
She captioned the post, “Something special #ForYou coming in January… #FiftyShadesFreed @liampayne.”
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) December 21, 2017
The 27-year-old singer is preparing for her upcoming album, and opened up to ET about what it was like to be back in studio again.
“It’s finally been a moment where I can actually just really show off my musical talent with some of the most amazing people that I’ve met in this journey. And I just felt like, as humble as I can say this, it’s about time,” she explained. “I do really feel that, so I’m so happy that everybody kind of loves the songs. Everyone’s just really being positive, so it’s lovely.”
Ora and Payne also posted the photo on their Instagram accounts with caption, #FiftyShadesFreed.
Payne is not the first former One Direction member to record a soundtrack for the movie. Zayn Malik collaborated with Taylor Swift for the song “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” which was part of Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. They debuted the music video in January and the song earned a 2018 Grammy nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media category, according to E!.