Ciara recently released her new single, “I Bet,” which is an emotional ballad about getting through a struggling relationship. And now she’s released an acoustic video version. We’ve all been watching Ciara navigate life as a single mother after having a baby with rapper Future and then splitting from him shortly after the child’s birth.
“As a songwriter, I always pull from my life experiences as well as the experiences shared by others,” the singer told PEOPLE. (She wouldn’t say whether the Harmony Samuels-produced tune is specifically about her split with Future, the father of her baby boy.) “It is important to me that my music feels real.” And real may be an understatement. Check out these sharp lyrics that are aimed at Future’s jugular:
“I bet you start loving me / As soon as I start loving someone else / Somebody better than you / I bet you start needing me / As soon as you see me with someone else / Somebody other than you,” she sings on the hook.
Check out the song above and in this acoustic version, you can hear Ciara’s vocal quality. Not bad, right? This song is said to be on Cici’s upcoming album, #Jackic, named for her mother. “As soon as I had my son, everything changed,” she says about choosing to name her upcoming album #Jackie after her mother. “I am now experiencing what [my mother] must have when I was young. [Becoming a mom] has inspired my creative process … and given me clarity both with songwriting as well as musicality for the album.”
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