PHOTO: Ciara Debuts Cover Art For Upcoming Independent Album, ‘Beauty Marks’
Ciara is back with new music, and the cover art to prove she’s been working nonstop on giving us something great.
She unveiled the cover photo for her latest album, Beauty Marks.
In the photo, she’s giving major Janet Jackson vibes in a skin-hugging, full-body one piece.
She also revealed the art for her single, Thinkin Bout You, with some of the lyrics on Instagram.
That song will be released Friday, March 29.
While this marks her seventh album (with 23 million records sold and 1.4 billion music video views in between), it’s her first as an independent. It will actually be upheld by her own record and entertainment company, Beauty Marks Entertainment (BME), that Ciara launched in 2017. She already released the hit single, Level Up, under BME. That song went on to reach number 11 on the Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and hit number 59 on the US Billboard Hot 100, according to Billboard.
Ciara opened up about her new venture and said,
“The mantra of the company is that all the scars we get from the obstacles we face in life are beauty marks. When you go through adversities and face challenges, embrace them because they make us who we are. They give us the wisdom we need to survive. I started off signed to Arista records and then shortly after, I was about to put out my first song. The label folds, the executive that signed me went to another label, and I had to re-audition for another label to hope that they would give me a shot to put out my first song that I had already prepared to put out. And then another change happened in that system and I had to switch to another system. Sometimes you don’t know it’s happening but those tough moments build your character. They give you wisdom and so you have to embrace those moments because they really turn out to be beauty marks.”
She added that she looked forward to building something of her own, and on her own terms.
“I’m very involved in everything but I also believe in the importance of having team members around you so you know that when you close your eyes, things are being done. I’ve always been very vocal since the beginning of my career, whether it’s writing the music or how I want my image to look on a video or a project. I don’t think that’s gonna ever change and now I get to really have open and real raw dialogues with my team. I also don’t know everything either, but at the same time, it’s great to sit with my team and talk it all through.”
The Beauty Marks album will be available on May 10.
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