Ciara switches her sound up a bit with “Thinking Bout You,” the fifth single to be released from her upcoming seventh album, Beauty Marks.
We’re all used to hearing cool R&B jams from Ciara, whether they’re fast-paced dance tunes or slow burning, edgy ballads – but we’re not complaining about this change sound.
“Thinking Bout You” has a very throwback, almost 80s vibe which on first listen is a little strange, especially when you come into it thinking it’s going to be another dance heavy bop.
Ciara has a very underrated vocal, she always delivers (go listen to “I Bet” and tell me it doesn’t give you the feels), and here is no exception, they’re sweet, delicate and tell the story.
Janelle Monáe is obviously a very strong influence here, but she doesn’t come close enough to sound like she’s ripping her off – thankfully.
Is this going to be the smash hit Ciara used to achieve? No. Not only is it not as strong as her previous releases, but it’s also the fifth release from this album alone – and it’s not even out yet!
Check the track out below and let us know what you think in the comments!