Carry On
by Kygo (featuring Rita Ora)

Album: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019)
Charted: 26
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  • This Kygo-produced song features vocals by Rita Ora. The pair recorded the song for the soundtrack of 2019 animated/live action movie Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. Ora plays the role of a scientist named Dr. Ann Laurent in the movie.
  • Lyrically, the melancholic song finds Ora addressing her lover from whom she's separated geographically.

    Walking alone and the shores are longing
    I miss your footprints next to mine
    Sure as the waves on the sand are washing
    Your rhythm keeps my heart in time


    The happy memories Ora has of the times they spent together helps her to "carry on" until they are reunited.
  • Kygo previously demoed the track back in September 2016 with Charlie Puth as the lead vocalist.
  • The background vocals are by Josh Cumbee, who also co-wrote the track along with Natalie Dunn, Kygo, Ilan Kidron, Rita Ora and Afshin Salmani. Cumbee's other songwriting credits include Galantis' single "Girls on Boys." He also worked with Madonna on her Rebel Heart album.
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