Ciara’s Back To Her Old Self Again

Forget 2009’s bumpy Fantasy Ride—2005 is clearly the year Ciara should revive until her goodies dry out. The-Dream and Tricky made mention last year about wanting to reintroduce the buttery 24-year-old chanteuse with her old self—a Dirty South debutante with seriously syrupy melodies and the moxie to match—and they’ve done just that. On “Ride,” the lead single featuring Ludacris from her forthcoming album, Basic Instinct, Cici is back to her golden days of downtempo allure but sans the innocence: “I can do it up and down, I can do it in circles/To him I’m a gymnast, this dude is my circus.” Smooth operator. 

Tags: Ciara, Ludacris