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Ciara says her super R&B new album feels just like her first project


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If you didn’t know, R&B diva Ciara has been working on a new album and revealed this week that she’s just as excited for it as she was for her very first project. 

Though Goodies debuted close to two decades ago, the singer says it’s still her best body of work. That may or may not be the case after creating her newest album — one that she says has her feeling like the old Ci Ci again. 

“I really mean this, my first album to me was my best album of my whole journey,” she told Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe. “I feel like this album has taken me right there where that album was, energetic, energy wise, tonality, the R&B core that’s in this record.”

The singer admits she isn’t fond of listening to her own records. “It’s not that I don’t love my music,” she said, “It’s just, I feel weird listening to myself.” 

But with the new, unnamed project, she doesn’t feel that way. Maybe it’s due to the “super,” “hardcore R&B” throughout? Maybe it’s because of the album’s ability to make people want to dance? Either way, “there’s something about this record that just feels complete.”

The Grammy winner released her latest single, “Better Thangs” featuring Summer Walker, on September 28. The carefree, upbeat vibe of the track could be a symbol of what’s to come on the album. This summer she teased and released her now-popular hit “Jump” and the many accompanying dance videos on social media. 

As for what fans can expect from the new album, the star says there’ll be some “fun treats and surprises.”

“The fans have asked for a few things over the years, and they’re going to get what they wanted with this album,” Ciara says.

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