Watching Ciara's new video today was a pleasant departure from the less original and innovative concepts that I've been seeing in videos lately, with the exception of Janet's latest "So Excited".
Ciara's new single "Promise" is actually quite good and she brings some major heat in the video.
It is no secret who she's been influenced by. I see the youthful sexiness of Janet's Pleasure Principle video and the hard edge sex appeal of Aaliyah's Age Ain't Nuthin But A Number video throughout this one. Unlike when Beyonce imitates icons and doesn't admit it, Ciara isn't annoying.
You wouldn't imagine that this video would have choreography in it by listening to the track, but it does and the choreography works.
Ciara is doing her thing! If the first single is a foreshadowing of what's to come, I will defenitely pick up my copy when the album is released in December.