Rita Ora drops two acoustic tracks for Spotify Singles

She gives Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi” a shot.

No stranger to tackling songs on the acoustic guitar, Rita Ora adds to her unplugged catalog with a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi” and stripped-back rendition of her own track, “Only Want You,” for Spotify Singles.

Ora’s vocals—coated with reverb—float effortlessly over bright sliding acoustic guitars for “Only Want You,” a single from her 2018 album, Phoenix. On the other hand, she brings out a soft, breathy falsetto as she reaches for the higher octaves on “Big Yellow Taxi.”

It’s an admirable tactic for covering the iconic Joni number: strong vocals, beautiful guitars and flickering backing melodies. “(I) didn’t wanna end,” Ora laughs at the end of the recording, and it’s easy to see why.

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