- Published on Wednesday, November 07 2012
- Written by Wael Davis
R&B Singer Ciara is gearing up for her highly-anticipated 5th studio album, One Woman Army, set to be released in early 2013. This Austin, Texas, native has been climbing the charts for over ten years and is ready to debut not only a new sound but also a new side of her personality we’ve never seen before. Ciara sat down exclusively with us at her 27th birthday party at RSVP Restaurant in New York City to talk candidly about her new album and how she’s grown up over the years.
YH: Let’s talk about your new album. What can fans expect to hear from you on One Woman Army?
CIARA: You’re going to get everything, some really heartfelt records, and some fun records. On this album, I really tapped into every emotion, I really let myself be free in my music. When you listen to the album, you are going to feel all kinds of different energies, but overall, it’s a good energy, an authentic energy.
YH: You’ve been in the music business for over ten years now; what changes will people see in you on this album versus your first album?
CIARA: I think the biggest thing is the vulnerability side of it all. Because I’ve always been so guarded and protective over myself, and I kind of held back because of that. I’ve had moments of vulnerability in my career, but I’ve never gone all the way in and just let go. On this album, I understood that you got to be your true you. Some people are going to like it, others won’t.
YH: You came into the music game at such a young age; you were a teenager, now you are 27. A lot of life happens from in between that time.
CIARA: It does, it really does.
YH: What has changed most about you from the Ciara we knew ten years ago versus the woman who you are today?
CIARA: Me being comfortable, being vulnerable. I keep referring too it, but it’s so real. You got to commit to being who you are. You can sleep better when you do that, when you commit to who you are. I want my fans to know that I love them and thank them for their continued support because they are the reason I still stand. Their support continues to affirm why I love what I do and why I’m still here.
YH: It’s very demanding being an artist. When you have the day off, how do you like to spend your down time? We always see you riding around in your jeep with your cute puppies.
CIARA: [laughs] I know, I’m always in my jeep!
YH: What’s an average day for you when you are off from work?
CIARA: I’m such a homebody. A day off for me is lazy. I watch ESPN, lie in bed, call all my friends up, chat with them. I go out to eat, I love eating, so I always go to the places I really love. Sometimes I’ll study things... I can never really stop working, I love it.
Check out Ciara's visit to the YH Studio this past summer, below!
- Wael Davis, YH Staff
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