“Carry On” by Kygo and Rita Ora
Kygo and Rita Ora’s “Carry On” is centered on a strong relationship and is based on the theme of the movie whose soundtrack it is a part of. And what’s this movie in question? It is the 2019 Rob Letterman directed fantasy mystery film Pokémon Detective Pikachu.
In “Carry On”, the singer (Rita Ora) is one of the people in this union, and she is singing to the other participant. And what she is basically conveying is that the love she received from this person has inspired her to “carry on”, as in pressing forward even in the face of adversity. Apparently, for some reason, the singer and that special person in her life have been separated by distance. And this physical separation is one of the adversities of life she is forced to deal with.
Why she admires this special person so much
Her admiration of this person is based on the individual ‘finding’ her and transforming her “into something new”. And it is memories of this person that “pull (her) through” the hard times. So she is going to ‘keep running’ until she reaches her ultimate goal of once again being held in this individual’s loving embrace.
Facts about “Carry On”
- This is the first track released from the soundtrack of the 2019 animated/live-action movie Pokémon Detective Pikachu.
- “Carry On” was officially released on 19 April 2019.
- The music video for “Carry On” was released on the same day as the single.
- Rita Ora teased the track on Twitter – wearing a bright-yellow jacket reminiscent of the titular character (from the movie) Pikachu’s skin – on 15 April 2019.
- In addition to Rita Ora, the track was also co-written by AFSHeeN, Ilan Kidron, Josh Cumbee, Kygo and Nat Dunn. The song’s co-writers, AFSHeeN and DJ Kygo, also produced the song.
- Kygo made a demo of this track back in 2016 featuring Charlie Puth as the lead vocalist. However, in the current version Charlie serves as the backup singer.
Is “Carry On” the first collaboration between Kygo and Rita Ora?
Yes. This is Kygo’s first time working with Ora.
Do Rita Ora and Kygo appear in Pokémon Detective Pikachu?
Ora appears in the film. However, Kygo doesn’t. In the film, Ora plays the role of a scientist named Dr. Ann Laurent.