Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I don't wanna waste your time

"Pucker Up," a Darkchild-created track from Ciara's upcoming album Fantasy Ride, sounds like it could have been on Britney Spears's Blackout--and it would have been better than half the songs on that album. Copping the jangling part of the beat from Britney's "Piece Of Me" and Cyndi Lauper's "Into The Nightlife" but glossing it up with that slick futuristic production more typical of Danja's work with Britney, "Pucker Up" has a disjointed, everything-and-the-kitchen-sink disjointed approach towards melody and hooks, but it's no lesser a song for that: it's exactly how fierce modern urban electro pop should be done and Ciara's best non-slow jam since the underrated "Like A Boy."

The other highlight from what I've heard so far of Fantasy Ride is the Dr. Luke-produced "Tell Me What Your Name Is." Smoochy Ciara slow jam? Yes, but a luscious one, and one that's not really even that slow, come to that.

Fantasy Ride, Ciara's third album, is released May 5 and can be preordered here (physical).


John said...

I'm looking forward to it. And funny you should mention Britney, as Ciara is opening for her in Europe.

Aaron said...

I'm not totally sold on Ciara yet - I'd love to love her, but it's just not working so far!

Poster Girl said...

Is she really? She's such a great dancer--I bet she'd put on a fun show live.

Aaron, I think her voice can detract from some songs, but on others it's the perfect match and no one else could have taken them to quite the same level. I'm generally a singles-only sort of follower of her, but some things I'd heard got me intrigued enough to look a bit beyond that in this case. Oh, I should say I love her on Enrique's "Taking Back My Love," too.