Ciara – ‘Melanin’ (Feat. City Girls, Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean & Lala)
Ciara Melanin: Ciara has dropped a brand new song called ‘Melanin’ which celebrates black beauty and culture. The singer has enlisted some of her friends from the entertainment industry to do the job properly — City Girls, Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean and even Lala. It’s an upbeat track with heavy synths, reminiscent of some of Ciara’s early work.
Ciara is set to host the 2019 American Music Awards which go down in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater on Nov. 24. This release seems like it has been timed to coincide with the same so don’t be surprised to see all the girls debuting it live on that stage. For now, stream the song below.
The singer opened up to ET’s Keltie Knight on Thursday about her new single, “Melanin,” and all the amazing friends and artists attached to the project.
“I am so happy, so proud of this woman. My new song called ‘Melanin,’ produced by my friend Esther Dean, she’s a rock star and some of my melanin queen friends joined me on this record,” Ciara dished. “My girl Lupita N’yongo, she drops bars. This is the first time that troublemaker made her appearance, so it’s crazy.”
“I’m just starting off with that and then my good friend La La [Anthony]. She’s never dropped bars on a track before either, so there’s a lot of first times on this,” she continued. “Then also, I have my other friends The City Girls drop some fire on this record. So it is girl power, melanin queen power happening on this record and I’m so honored and so proud of it. The energy is crazy. It’s energy, tempo, that good old 808, Miami base songs. It’s just so good. I’m excited.