When Ciara debuted “Goodies” and “1,2 Step” in 2004 she quickly rose to stardom. Not long after the commercial success the comparisons to the late incomparable Aaliyah began due to their similar tomboy yet still sexy swag, along with their remarkable dance skills. But by her third and fourth albums Ciara was struggling to figure out where she fit as an artist in the ever evolving music industry. It’s been two years since her last album Basic Instinct. Despite the smash single “Ride” the album was far from a commercial success. Two years have passed and she’s finally back with her latest single “Sweat” from the forthcoming album One Woman Army. For this dance track she enlisted 2 Chainz, one of the hottest rappers around.
“Sweat” has a banging beat that makes you want to dance. The record is not her usual gritty R&B mixed with hip-hop that has given her countless hits. Her big comeback song is electronic dance/techno, something that would totally rock at a rave party. The upbeat tempo also makes it the perfect song for a sweaty workout. And perhaps that was her aim. 2 Chainz’s verse gives it the extra “umph” that it needs, but not even he can elevate “Sweat” to the next level. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with “Sweat” as a single. But for a comeback song we expected to be blown away, especially from someone with Ciara’s track record of churning out hits. Although “Sweat” is mostly a workout song we’re excited for One Woman Army. We’re already prepping to learn all the choreography in her forthcoming videos.
New Music: Ciara Feat. 2 Chainz ‘Sweat’ [Vibe.com]
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