With the arrival of her Beauty Marks album, Ciara has undoubtedly made a comeback attempt that has stuck once and for all. The phrase is not to be used to downplay all of Ci's accomplishments in years past, but certainly underscores the revival of energy surrounding the singer and dancer's music reminiscent of the Goodies-era teenager poised to take over music.
On Beauty Marks, the now-veteran songstress has packed in over a decade of experience, triumphs and losses to create one of the year's better outputs across genres and in the Macklemore-assisted opener, CiCi adequately sets the tone for a project of atonement. On "I Love Myself" the duo takes stock, vying for accountability over everything else and it makes for a powerful anthem of note.
If loving myself's a job, am I doing it?
Art's a weapon, a resistance, am I using it?
I got two girls, how do I get through to them?
Don't want the 'Gram telling my daughters what beauty is