NEW YORK, NY (SEPTEMBER 28, 2022) – Setting the pace for culture once again, GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Ciara reveals a brand new single entitled “Better Thangs” with Summer Walker today via Beauty Marks Entertainment/Uptown Records/Republic Records. Listen to “Better Thangs” [with Summer Walker]—HERE. Stay tuned for the official music video for “Better Thangs” [with Summer Walker].
The track’s head-nodding 808s pave the way for an undeniable groove on this song that could be used as a mantra of manifestation. Inspiring the masses with her overflow of positivity, Ciara looks forward—as always—on the hook, “Now I’m on to better thangs.” Multiplatinum chart-topping phenomenon Summer Walker pulls up with a show-stopping cameo of her own as these two leading ladies unite for the first time on a bossed-up banger of the highest order.
About the song Ciara said, “Better Thangs is a feel-good R&B anthem for elevating every aspect of your life. It’s meant to bring joy while inspiring the continuous evolution of one’s self. I have so much respect for my girl Summer and it’s fitting to have her on the record because we connect on so many levels, from where we come from, to our journeys and our mission to inspire other people to go after what they deserve in life…better thangs!”
It arrives on the heels of this summer’s “JUMP” [feat. Coast Contra]. Beyond plugs from Billboard, Pitchfork and more, UPROXX hailed it as “High-Energy,” and Pop Sugar raved, “The dance track, which is her first in two years, brought us back to old-school, early 2000s Ciara à la ‘Goodies’ and ‘1, 2 Step’.”
Ciara continues to turn heads. She recently graced the cover of Ebony in addition to hosting a series of events for her new skincare line OAM (On A Mission) at NYFW. Allure notably touted the line as “Automatic Supersonic Hypnotic Funky Fresh,” and E! News proclaimed, “Ciara has got some goodies to share in the beauty space.”
Most importantly, everything sets the stage for her eighth LP, coming soon.
Throughout her unbelievable career thus far, Ciara has emerged as one of the most impactful, influential, and important artists of 21st century. Beyond streams in the billions, she has earned dozens of multiplatinum, platinum, and gold certifications worldwide and delivered timeless anthems such as “One Step, Two Step” [feat. Missy Elliott], “Goodies,” “Body Party,” “I Bet,” “Level Up,” and more. Beyond appearances across film and television, she stars in The Color Purple next year. Meanwhile, her entrepreneurial endeavors include everything from her production company Why Not You Productions, co-owner of Ten To One rum, and as well as The House of LR&C, the fashion house she launched with her husband Russell Wilson in 2020. Not to mention, she sits on the board of the Why Not You Foundation and also co-authored the New York Times Bestselling children’s picture book Why Not You? However, she’s about to kick off her biggest, boldest, and brightest chapter yet now with her 2022 debut for Republic Records, Uptown Records, and Beauty Marks Entertainment.