A BODY PARTY: One thing that has been made clear to be over the course of time is that initial appearances can deceive. When Ciara Harris first hit the scene in 2004, I wasn’t convinced that she would stick around. Even if the Atlanta based singer hasn’t reached the dizzying commercial heights of some of her peers, she’s stuck around for the best part of ten years, not to mention, produced some quick-fire pop’n’B classics.
Despite her relatively thin voice, Ciara can really deliver on a ballad. Much like her idol Janet Jackson, she makes the most of her range and seduces an atmospheric ballad out of its pants.
‘Body Party’, co-written by Ciara’s current boyfriend Future, and produced by Mike Will Made It (who’s improving a lot in my eyes) is a typical Ciara ballad based on my aforementioned description. A sample of Ghost Town DJ’s 1996 cult R’n’B hit ‘My Boo’ leads the way for the steamy slow jam in which Harris claims, ‘your body’s my party, let’s get it started’. It’s got that vintage touch to it but doesn’t sound dated, all whilst avoiding the EDM trend (which seems to be slowly dying out in commercial R’n’B circles, thank the Lord).
Let’s see what the upcoming album, ‘Ciara’ has to offer, in addition to ‘Body Party’. For the moment, enjoy this slow burning party of a track, and accompanying Director X lensed video.