In the two years since her last album, Ciara has given birth to her son Future Zahir Wilburn, gotten engaged (and split) from Future, and found a new lover in Seattle Seahawk Russell Wilson. Now she returns to music with her sixth album Jackie, in stores today.
Named after her mother, the 16-track follow-up to 2013’s Ciara include the singles “I Bet” and “Dance Like We’re Making Love,” plus the Missy Elliott and Pitbull-assisted banger “That’s How I’m Feelin’,” with contributions from Dr. Luke, Polow Da Don, Ester Dean, Harmony Samuels, The Underdogs, and Diane Warren.
“I am so much more expressive and confident than I have ever been in my life,” Ciara told W magazine. “Even though there has been musical and personal growth, this album really takes me back in time, to when I didn’t overthink the creative process. Before, I would have said Goodies was my favorite album, but now I believe Jackie is my best body of work.”
TIME magazine praised the album, writing, “Jackie rivals 2013’s self-titled quasi-comeback as Ciara’s most consistent and self-assured record to date.”
Stream Jackie below via Spotify.