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VIBE : 5 REASONS WHY CIARA’S NEW LP IS HER BEST WORK YET
John Kennedy, of Vibe Magazine, attended Ciara’s NYC album preview. He lists the 5 reasons why ‘CIARA’ is indeed Ciara’s best work to date!
Musically, Ciara has been lost and found. After a few years of artistic stumbles and record label red tape, the reigning Atlanta princess has reunited with L.A. Reid at Epic Records and locked in for her self-titled fifth album (out July 9). And it knocks. The tight, 10-track LP plays to Ci Ci’s strengths and is set to be her strongest project to date. Here are five reasons you’ll love Ciara. —John Kennedy
Ciara Sticks To Her Natural Range
Ciara is in a pocket here, nestling into a her natural mid-range vocal space that fits more comfy than toe socks. This is Goodies Ciara revived—all mid- and up-tempo feel goods, no ballads. (Sorry.)
Her Confidence is on 100,000 Trillion
This is the most confident Ciara has ever sounded. And not that faux, forced, hey-check-out-these-crotch-thrusts confidence displayed by some of her contemporaries (rhymes with Cherry Wilson). But Ciara shows how comfortable she is with her sexuality—“I need a boy with some stamina,” she coos on “Sophomore”—without sounding like an ATL ratchet wife. Elsewhere, she tells the boys to “keep on lookin’, withcha lookin’ ass.” Yes, ma’am.
“D.U.I.” Is Some Serious Songwriting
Ciara sets the scene on “D.U.I.” with vehicular metaphors and vivid, if not irresponsible, wordplay. She’s speeding on the highway, R. Kelly in the CD changer, “her baby’s” hand on her thigh, leading up to this scenario that M.A.A.D. will absolutely love: “I might have to pull over… I can’t concentrate on the road/I’m losing all control.” Sexy swerve.
‘Body Party’ is Ciara’s best slow jam since ‘Promise’
You can’t really go wrong with the combination of Mike WiLL Made It on the boards, Future on the pen, and a classic Ghosttown DJs sample. This perfect potion earned what will likely be the slow-grind track to soundtrack summertime fiestas.
She makes you dance without cheesy EDM gimmicks
The nostalgic, ’80 pop vibe of “Overdose” makes it impossible not to dance. And “Super Turnt Up,” with its snares and soft strings, provokes a Ludacris and Missy Elliott-inspired verse from Ciara that actually sounds pretty great. You’re not going to let Ci have all the fun, are you?