Ciara Gets Conceptual On ‘Fantasy Ride’

Published: Wednesday 14th May 2008 by Sam
Ciara Gets Conceptual On 'Fantasy Ride'Billboard.com have revealed some very interesting details about Ciara forthcoming studio album ‘Fantasy Ride’:

R&B singer Ciara has slated her third album, “Fantasy Ride,” for a September release via Jive. Rather than one standard CD, the music will be spread across three separately packaged discs, bundled together, each with five to six songs catering to a different theme.

The first disc is called “Groove City” and will contain sensual songs like “Promise,” while the second disc is called “Crunktown” and includes tracks akin to Ciara’s 2004 introductory single, “Goodies.” Finally, the up-tempo “Kingdom of Dance” will showcase Ciara’s house-leaning, freestyle-tinged cuts.

Producer Tricky Stewart, who crafted Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” is co-executive-producing the project along with Ciara. Danja is helming both “Crunktown” and “Kingdom of Dance,” while “Groove City” is led by Tricky and Jasper.

An official single will drop in June, according to the label.

Now that’s what I’m talking about! Despite Ciara being immensely talented, I oft wonder how she’d be able to take it to the next level artistically and leave a lasting impression Ala the Beyonce’s and co etc. This, her latest venture, really seems to be her real ‘evolution’.


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  1. Anonymous May 14, 2008

    She’s always been an innovator. Promise was so left field for her sonically and this album will be different too.

    Get it Ci!

  2. jonnyhco May 14, 2008

    hott.chris tricky and danja are the hottest producers out right now.and ciara now knows her personal sound and will be able to do a little bit more

  3. Anonymous May 14, 2008

    Thats f***** stupid..no one gonna wnt to change cds after 6 songs..dumb w****!

  4. Phabian May 14, 2008

    “Dirty W****”…That is waaaaay over the line. Ciara is being an innovator, even Beyonce says she loves Ciara for being an innovator!
    Ciara is gonna bring this year and I am so proud of her…The discs, That’s amazin’!!!
    1,000,000 starz 2 Ciara

  5. Anonymous May 14, 2008

    I’m pretty much a casual fan of Ciara. She’s had some good singles, most notably “Promise”… however, this really makes me want to check out her new album. You gotta keep it fresh and try new ideas like this in today’s music industry. Sounds really cool. Kudos to her for giving us something exciting and new!

  6. ThugFromTheChi May 14, 2008

    ummm…ciara at best is a janet jackson clone gone wrong, an innovator? please, i guess i can listen to janet and Aaliyah pretty much copy there style and you all will call me innovative too..and people breaking up one CD in three is not what i would call inovate and its been done and i doubt it was her idea. FYI im not a hater just speaking the truth. Oh lastly all promise was, was a bad prince copy.

  7. Anonymous May 14, 2008

    ^^WELL SOMETHING MUST HAVE GONE RIGHT BECAUSE SHE’S OUTSELLING JANET JACKME AT THIS POINT. THERE IS NOTHING SIMILAR ABOUT THEM OTHER THAN BEING BROWN SKIN AND DANCING. SHE DANCES HARDER AND WITH MORE FLAVA AND HER SONGS HAVE INSPIRED A WHOLE NEW GENRE.

    SO YAAAAAAHHH YAAAAH WITH ALL THAT HATIN

  8. Anonymous May 14, 2008

    Haters!!!!!

  9. Anonymous May 14, 2008

    I really hope she delivers a great product. Im pretty confidant that her performances will be banging either way though.

    If you’re one of the ppl who don’t want the hassle of three cds then just burn ’em to one cd…easy solution.

    And promise was a good ass song…she should’ve received a ton of awards for that

  10. S_Gabriel May 14, 2008

    why to people always want to call some one a hater when just stating there only thoughts? i kinda agree on both ends, there very similar in style even in an interview with 106 janet says about ciara “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” and ciara herself says she was greatly inspired by michael jackson and street dancers, her dances always look the same to me, not totally her fault, she just needs some new dance moves, more flava is questionable..kinda seems like an oreo cookie to me (black on the outside white on the in) but im not knocking her, im just saying i like both so it is what it is.

  11. Anonymous May 14, 2008

    Janet is gettin redy to bite the dust cuz Ciara is finna take over…When ur done ur done!
    Just leave at that and stop all this back and forth bickering because neither one of them are payin’ yall to defend them!!!!

  12. ThugInTheChi May 14, 2008

    umm..i never said i did not like promise i liked it alot..but you have to be crazy to not realize that its very much prince inspired..

  13. crunkpoet May 14, 2008

    its one thing to be voicing their opinion and its another thing to be a hater…DIRTY W****????? sounds like someone who is hating a lil bit to me ….PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS COMPLAINING ABOUT PEOPLE DOING THE SAME S***..THIS IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND CIARA IS TRIYNG IT….WHO THE F*** CARES IF U THINK THATS DUMB…LET HER DO HER!! WATCH THE NUMBERS WHEN IT COMES OUT!

  14. Anonymous May 14, 2008

    EVRY1

    LET ME BREAK IT DOWN FOR YALL

    FIRST Y YALL GO CRAZY WEN SUM1 HAS AN OPINON U WERENT THINKING DAT WER DER WER DISIIN BEYONCE OR MARY OR JANET OR MARIAH OR ALCIA NOW WAS YA?

    DA OMNLI REASON CIARA DOIN THIS IS SO IT MAKE DA CD SELLIT BE X BY 3 CUZ DER THREE DISCS

    SHE NEED TO C** HARD WID DIS OJE HER LAST ALBUM LACKED NOT MATEREIL WISE JUS PROMTION WISE ND SALES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SO MANY GUD ALBUMS CUMIN OUT CNT WAIT FOR BEYONCE ND WHITNEY

  15. jer. May 14, 2008

    her and Dream are doing the album? wow i can’t wait~ should be hott

  16. Anonymous May 14, 2008

    when you take the time to make a negative comment about someone (notice negative vs. constructive criticism). one is ‘she’s a janet clone; the other is ‘ i didn’t like her last album i think she should stick to dance music.’

    ie the difference between a HATER and an opinion.

    anotehr example:
    i don’t like ‘assie so i dont post in her thread about how she roc the mic for tracks.

  17. keith May 14, 2008

    I am curious and I will give it Ciara and company – it sounds like they are trying to be creative and keep up with the changes in the music industry (no one really buying CDs as a whole, but rather their parts). Ciara will NEVER get my money but I will be lookin and listenin…

    I just wish you youngsters would understand that artists pave the way. Janet may be the age of some of your parents (which is in itself a problem) but without her contribution no white executive would have found value in Ciara to sign her in the first place.

    If you don’t like an artist, learn to at least respect what they’ve done…and Ciara has yet to inspire a new genre if for no other reason she’s too young in the game….

  18. Gabriel May 14, 2008

    I must say that Ciara and/or her management team took this idea from Janelle Monae,, a unique, talented artist with an original style and vision. Janelle Monae’s “Metropolis” albums are supposed to be issued in 4 “Suites”, with 4-6 songs on each one, and they are being released in different quarters throughout the year.

    Ciara and ’em should give Janelle Monae her due for using her marketing ideas.

  19. Anonymous May 14, 2008

    well sorry but janelle sucks ass, and they don’t have to give her anything.

  20. Anonymous May 14, 2008

    Umm some of yall giving Janet and Aaliyah too, tooo, TOOOO much credit! Talkin bout Ciara copyin them and if it werent for Janet no white person would sign Ciara! Are you f***** crazy! Did we forget who MICHAEL JACKSON was? Ciara’s ULTIMATE inspiration! Hes the one who opened the doors for every black artist! Im not too much of a fan of Ciara but DAMN I hate Janet and her fans and Aaliyah fans take credit when it belongs to MICHAEL and MICHAEL ALONE! Janet, Aaliyah(barely), and Ciara are ALL female clones of MICHAEL! Dont get it twisted! Sure you may see something Ciara did that reminds you of Aaliyah and Janet BUT LOOK FURTHER DOWN THE LINE! I BET you Janet and Aaliyah RIPPED it off MICHAEL first! And they now gettin credit for it! I thank Ciara for letting ppl know that MICHAEL is her ultimate inspiration! F*** Janet and Aaliyah(RIP) for not fully crediting MICHAEL! And f*** Janet even more for sitting there and acting as if she deserve credit when she knows damn well its MICHAELS!!! I dont see why Ciara jus simply wont come out and say “Janet and Aaliyah didnt inspire a DAMN thing I do! It is ALL MICHAEL”
    That would clear that right up!
    Anyway, brilliant idea Ciara!
    I wish you the best!
    Cant wait to see you dance!
    Signed: a MICHAEL stan!

  21. Anonymous May 14, 2008

    I can’t wait!

  22. Anonymous May 15, 2008

    WHATEVA. CHRISTINA AND NELLY DID SOMETHING LIKE THIS SO GO SOME WHERE WITH ALL THAT JANELLE TALK

  23. Anonymous May 15, 2008

    CIARA APPRECIATES JANET. IS THAT WHAT YOU PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR. GESS. TO SAY THAT THAT GIRL DOESN’T HAVE HER OWN THING GOING ON IS A LIE. JANET MAY BE AN INSPIRATION BUT SHE IS NOT COPYING HER

  24. Anonymous May 15, 2008

    Here’s my take on all the subjects talked about on here:

    Michael Jackson: Great performer who indeed has opened up the doors for artist like Aaliyah, Ciara & yes, even his sister Janet.

    Janet Jackson: Great performer as well. Who has outlasted many of peers & still makes enjoyable music today.

    Aaliyah: A timeless artist who had a voice of an angel. What her music would of been if she were still alive, only GOD knows. I’m not just upliftin her becuz she’s dead… Becuz i have & always will be an Aaliyah fan until the day i die. I’m jus speaking the TRUTH!!!

    Ciara- A very innovative artist, in my opinion. Everytime she comes out with a new album, she takes it into a different direction. The 3 disc idea has been done b4, but it wasn’t as publicized as it is now. So what if other artist did it b4 Ciara, it’s somethin new in 2days music from a popular artist, instead of a whole album like we’re use 2. I will definitley b @ Target buying this one… On another note, Ciara has been inspired by Aaliyah, Janet & MJ. She says it in all of her interviews. She makes it crucial 4 people to know that although we all wanna compare her to Janet & Aaliyah, that she is not them. She is an artist who wants to pave her own way & not be compared to those 2 women who have made names for themselves. She wants 2 do the same. I think with this album, Ciara will do that.

    If anybody didn’t like my opinion, so what. U all got 2 speak ur view on the situation, & all i’m doin is the same.

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