R&B stalwart Ciara released her acclaimed new album Jackie earlier this year, and followed the project up with a cross-country tour and a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black.” It seems the Jackie era’s not quite done yet, though, as the emotionally charged star’s just dropped two new songs. “Hey CSquad Here’s My Gift To You! #SpecialEdition and #OhBaby Happy Holidays! Love CC,” she wrote in a message.
The first, “Oh Baby” — a Dr. Luke production — is charged with romantic undertones; “What we’ve got together is a love that lasts for life,” Ciara sings over a sultry melody. Then there’s “Special Edition,” produced by A.C. and the clear standout of the two with its hot and heavy guitars and a wobbly bass-line. She’s billing “Edition” as a holiday track, but honestly, it’s a jam that could suit any occasion. Hear both new cuts below.