Ciara stages comeback with new single ‘Level Up’

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Ciara is staging a comeback and wants everyone to know how important it is to, "Level Up."


Ciara is staging a comeback and wants everyone to know how important it is to, “Level Up.”

Wednesday, she surprised fans by dropping her first single since “Dance Like We’re Making Love” was released in 2015, and the first single since she signed to Warner Bros. Records last year.

The J.R. Rotem produced track is the first offering from the singer’s forthcoming seventh studio album, and samples the Jersey Remix of “We Are Young” (used in the “F–k It Up Challenge”).

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Social Media Inspiration

The song’s title is a cleverly petty nod to Ciara’s controversial #LevelUp social media posts that have ruffled feathers in the past.

Back in January, Cici reposted a video clip from John Gray‘s “He Who Finds a Wife” sermon, in which the pastor said, “Too many women want to be married, but you’re walking in the spirit of ‘girlfriend.'”

Amid backlash, the singer explained, “I was once that girl wanting to be loved a certain way but was making the wrong choices. I found myself at my lowest moment. I was a single mom sitting at home, and then I realized that the perfect love I was looking for was how God loves me, how He wants me to be loved, and who He was calling me to be as a mom and a woman. That’s when I realized married or not married…I needed to love myself.”

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On the bouncy new single, Ciara sings about her old mistakes and declares that she’s made her comeback:

Them old mistakes are gone
I won’t do them no more
That’s old news, there’s new news
I done did that before
I turned them into something
My comeback on one hunnit

Her new album is expected to be released later this year. In the meantime, “Level Up” is available on iTunes/Apple Music or via Spotify.

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