Ciara is back! Overnight Ciara released her single “Level Up”, which is the first single she has released since “Dance Like We’re Making Love” back in 2015. She begins the music video by stating, “OK, remember I told you: Be your own boss. Love yourself. Get up and dance. Level up!”.
The song’s title is very clearly directed at her controversial #LevelUp social media posts. In January she had reposted a video clip from John Gray’s “He Who Finds a Wife” sermon, in which the she states, “Too many women want to be married, but you’re walking in the spirit of ‘girlfriend.'” Amid backlash, the twice-married singer explained, “I was once that girl wanting to be loved a certain way but was making the wrong choices. I found myself at my lowest moment. I was a single mom sitting at home, and then I realized that the perfect love I was looking for was how God loves me, how He wants me to be loved, and who He was calling me to be as a mom and a woman. That’s when I realized married or not married…I needed to love myself.””
Ciara has not yet announced when her album will be released.