Ciara's New "Sorry" Video Preview, Stills, Album Release, Dual Single Release & More / by


Over the past few days, news about Ciara's new album "One Woman Army" and her single "Sorry" has been dominating the internet. Where have I been you asked? Working like a mad man. So I've been keeping up, just haven't had the time to post anything about this extravagant news. 

Needless to say, a release date has been given for the new album. It will drop December 4th. Her video and single "Sorry" will premiere tomorrow on BET's 106th & Park. She stated to Essence magazine that the song is about someone she used to love. That could be A'mare, 50 Cent or Bow Wow. Who knows.

In the mist of all that she announced that another single will be released as a dual and it's called "Got Me Good" which will hit radio stations on October 8th. It looks like Epic Records is pulling out all the stops to make this an official come back. Check out more photos and the clip for her new video below.







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Essence Interview
ESSENCE.com: Your song “Sorry” is out this week and on it you’re pretty candid about a relationship gone wrong.  
CIARA: I feel like I’ve evolved as a woman, and you get to feel that on the song. I literally had to stop myself from crying when I was writing it. You can kinda hear it on the song. I wanted to just go and vent and be free in my music. It’s my way of saying something that I’ve wanted to say to someone for a long time. It’s very real to my heart. I think it’s really cool to embrace the pain of something that may have hurt you and be able to express it through music. 
ESSENCE.com: Is it safe to assume the song is about 50 Cent or Amar'e Stoudemire? 
CIARA: It’s safe to assume that the song is about someone that I really loved. [Amar'e] was a sweetheart to me, but it’s definitely not about him. 
ESSENCE.com: Is this someone famous? 
CIARA: It’s someone that I really loved. They’ll know who they are when they hear the song.
ESSENCE.com: Who will be people think you’re talking about once they hear the song?  
CIARA: People always create their own stories based on their interpretations of what something is. I guess for me more than anything it’s just a real song from my heart that was real to me. 
ESSENCE.com: What if he had said sorry, would that have changed anything? 
CIARA: In my case the person knew that they were wrong but had so much pride and ego that they didn’t want to feel like they were wrong. If a person uses the word sorry loosely then of course it loses its value. I believe you shouldn’t have to tell a man what they’re supposed to say. A real man to me shouldn’t be afraid to say sorry. It would have meant so much from that person because they never said anything like that. 
ESSENCE.com: You’ve said you were going to be a lot more vulnerable and candid on your upcoming album, One Woman Army. Why the change? 
CIARA: I think it takes a lot of confidence to be comfortable in being vulnerable. When I came into the business I was guarded because I’m naturally a private person. Cut to 10 years later and I’m now looking at life from a different point of view and embracing my flaws. What better way to express that than through music? Real music to me is real; it’s what you feel. Being vulnerable is very freeing; it’s almost like writing in a journal. 
ESSENCE.com: The title of the album One Woman Army is pretty tough. 
CIARA: It was the best title to help me express where I am as a woman. It does represent independence but it’s not overly independent. I talk about needing a soldier; someone that’s going to stand on the frontline with me. It summarizes everything that I’ve been through and everywhere I want to go as a woman. 
ESSENCE.com: You’re debuting your new video on 106 & Parkon Thursday. Have you and BET made up after they banned your last video for "Ride" in 2010? 
CIARA: [Laughs] We never fell out or anything. It was unfortunate that "Ride" couldn’t make it on the network, but thanks to the online community, it’s still been able to be seen.
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Sources: Thirsty Blog, Necole Bitchie &Toya'z-World


Can you say HOOOOTTT!!!? I'm so rooting for her (not that I never have before) but this is ust so exciting. I've been waiting since god knows how long for the "Sorry" song. Almost a month now. It's good to see that the promotion is going full force. Now all we need are performances. The interviews will come.

Epic Records just need to line her up with a few performances and she will be golden. We know that she will hit the X-Factor stage, but that won't be enough. With a release date of December, she should be able to hit the Grammy stage come February. By then, she should be well on her third of fourth single if all goes well.

I have faith. If anyone can push her right, then it will be Epic and L.A. Reid. As  for the video preview, I don't judge before I see it in it's entirety, so I'll save my comments for tomorrow. Until then, we just have to play that waiting game. But I can comment on the pictures, which all look hot. I love her new look but I cant help but point out that she's channeling Beyoncé wet look in the Destiny's Child "Cater 2 U" video.


I know we've seen many people with that slick back look, J.Lo, Ashanti, Mariah Carey, but Beyoncé hits my mind first. They all look good. I can't wait to hear the song and see the video in full. I'll be sure to keep you posted!!!!