Ciara is readying to premiere the new song “Sorry” and a video for it on Bet’s 106&Park later this week. And you already know, her personal “You” letter that she released on her Twitter last month sparked a lot of controversy. Everyone wanted to know who Ciara was talking about. Well, the singer caught up with the ESSENCE magazine and answered few of the questions in regards of her song and new album “One Woman Army,” due December 4th.
Read the highlights below
On the song “Sorry”:
“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. “
On whether the song is dedicated to Amar’e or 50 Cent:
“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.It’s someone that I really loved. They’ll know who they are when they hear the song.”
On whether things would be different if the person she talks about said ‘sorry’:
“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. “
On being vulnerable on her upcoming album “One Woman Army”:
“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.”
You can read the full article at ESSENCE website.