“I’m in the process of making my new album,” she said. “My inspiration is life and reality. It’s important to express myself musically. I am so connected to who I am now, and I want to share pieces of myself through my songs. It’s like having a conversation with the world.”
There’s no rhyme or reason to why Ciara wasn’t a massive album — it was packed with radio candy, the critics adored it (see how many best-of-year lists “Body Party” is making), she promoted it efficiently, and I’d even argue that the spare, sultry R&B vibe of tracks like “Sophomore” and “DUI” bears much in common with some of the best tracks on Beyonce. Yup, I said it.
Here’s hoping that her next effort brings CiCi some justice.
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