Ciara‘s last single, the 2 Chainz-assisted uptempo banger “Sweat,” failed to make much of an impact, but the Atlanta-based songbird is still a former Billboard Woman of the Year with eight Top 10 singles and a host of Grammys under her belt. Given that pedigree, CiCi’s more than deserving of the benefit of the doubt as she readies her upcoming fifth studio album, One Woman Army, set for a December 4 release — and she just dropped all the details about her new collection.
In a press release earlier today, Ciara’s label Epic Records teased the litany of producers with whom she collaborated (some major names like Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, The Underdogs, Jermaine Dupri and Josh Abraham), as well as info about the intended next two singles: “Sorry,” the first single, which is set to premiere on 106 and Park on September 13, and another single, “Got Me Good” (described as “trademark Ciara” with “undeniable beats and fierce vocal work”) planned for an October 8 release.
As for “Sweat”? There’s no mention of it anywhere in the press release — a conspicuous absence. Then again, since One Woman Army is described as “a deeply personal record,” it’s possible that “Sweat” didn’t align with CiCi’s desire to show off her more vulnerable side. Be on the lookout for “Sorry” when it premieres September 13.