Ciara gets personal on new single ‘I Bet’
Its been two years since we heard from Ciara and now she’s back with a new single! The slow-tempo “I Bet” is our first preview of her upcoming sixth studio album titled Jackie.
“I Bet” serves as the musings of someone semi-fresh off a break up who is ready to move on from the relationship but still longing to be desired by their former flame.
The best part of “I Bet” is the hook, but each verse could use a little work lyrically and melodically. Theron Thomas of Rock City, who provides adlibs throughout the track, co-wrote the song but perhaps Ciara should have teamed up with Taylor Swift for better lyrics than “Is that your bitch over there?/Giving me the ugly stares/The one with the silicone ass/and the Brazilian hair”.
It’s not quite clear if the single is about Ciara’s ex-fiancé Future – the two split shortly after she gave birth to their son in May 2014 – or just another sad break-up song. Ciara lacks the vocal strength one would expect if this single were based on something personal but she does sound like she’s trying.
Check out the song for yourself – are you feeling “I Bet” or do you need more convincing before you get excited for Ciara’s new album?