If Ciara‘s breathy soprano and sick dance moves aren’t enough to propel her to the top, then maybe her fierce determination and drive will do the trick. Following the embarrassment of three flop singles, (‘Sweat’, ‘Sorry’, and ‘Got Me Good’) many have begun to lose faith in ‘One Woman Army’ and all of it’s offerings—still, that hasn’t deterred CiCi from continuously releasing new music.
Premiering just moments ago comes the Mike WiLL Made It prodcued ‘Body Party’, the latest track to be lifted from the upcoming LP. Although it sounds more like a “get together” than a party, listen to Ciara’s latest single after the jump to find out if she’s finally recorded the hit her career so desperately needs…
- Clever use of Ghost Town DJ‘s ‘My Boo’ sample
- Memorable melody
- Earnest vocals
- Sexy lyrics
- Sluggish production
- Ciara’s voice sounds very thin on the top
- Lacking a strong, “radio-friendly” hook
- Sounds like the less interesting cousin to all her other slow jams
Bottom Line 2.5/4
My main issue with Ciara is her delivery and expectations. She continues to release sub-par music that sounds exactly like tepid rehashes of her pervious singles hoping for different results. Sure, I understand what she was going for with “Body Party” and for the most part she achieved the lustful sensuality the song was meant to evoke, however, will that be enough to garner a comeback? Probably not.
While this song is good, it’s far from great, but hopefully it will give Ciara a few spins on urban radio and buy her enough time to release a crossover single that will catapult her back to the top of the charts. Until then, what did you think of ‘Body Party’?