Ooop, Ciara‘s almost back.
In an interview with MTV to promote her role in the new Adam Sandler flick That’s My Boy, Ciara confirmed that her comeback album is titled ‘One Woman Army‘, and the lead single is titled “Sweat”.
No, One Woman Army isn’t named after Ciara’s diminishing fanbase. It’s a song from the album that was penned by Livvi Franc and songwriter Ali Tamposi, who recent topped the charts with her contribution to Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger”. Tamposi spoke about the song back in March, telling BMI:
“Right now I’m working on a Ciara album, and she’s been great. It’s Livvi Franc and I who are doing most of the writing for it, and it’s been really cool and laid back so that’s been fun. There’s a lot of angst and edge in [Ciara’s] music and we’ve tried to be really conceptual and write things that haven’t been done before and real strong women empowerment songs. This what I’ve been really wanting to do: Focus on one project. So we’ve been doing that the last few weeks now.”
“I really wanted to use, for years, the title “One Woman Army,” and I just used it with Ciara. I had it initially as “One Man Army,” and I changed it and it’s [about] a strong, really independent woman that if you’re going to be a part of her life you have to be strong, a fighter, a solider. It’s a really strong song. We’re working on that right now.”
This is a pretty bold title for someone in Ciara’s position, but judging by L.A. Reid’s tweets, Epic Records is confident about the prospects of CiCi’s comeback.
Unless you’re a Mariah Carey or a Jennifer Lopez, it’s gonna be hard to return to the charts after two flops. I’m skeptical about CiCi’s chances, but I’m ready to #Sweat and #Ride as long as the music is good and the concept isn’t stale.
I’m not here for people like Darkchild telling Ciara that she needs to go back to being the “ghetto” chick from Goodies. Homegirl already tried that and it flopped harder than 2NE1 in Japan.