“Level Up” was the first peek Ciara gave fans into her new album Beauty Marks, a single that would go on to gain traction on social media with its own dancing challenge that spread worldwide. In March she followed up with “Thinkin Bout You,” delivering yet another pop single to add to her list of chart hits. The singer has undergone many shifts in her personal life since her 2015 release Jackie, and it is evident on Beauty Marks that she’s traveled a journey of self-acceptance and empowerment.
“Beauty Marks marks a special chapter in my career,” Ciara shared with Ryan Seacrest. “Two years ago I got the chance to create my own entertainment company … and also my own record label…and my management company, so its all things encompassing me within my business world and…it’s been an incredible journey.”
The 11-track album only has a handful of features including Macklemore on the positive affirmation track “I Love Myself,” Kelly Rowland on the anthem-heavy “Girl Gang,” and Tekno on the pop ballad “Freak Me.” Listen to Ciara’s latest effort and let us know what you think!