First Impressions: Ciara + Justin + A Reject Demo = Quite A Fun Song

Friday, February 20, 2009

"Love and Sex and Magic"...no it's not the name of a new fragrance from a pop star...and no it's not the name of a relationship guide for magicians (though I'm on to something with that...), it's a new song from Ciara that actually hits all the right notes. After a bushel of leaks, multiple push-backs and yawn-inducing single drops, Ciara's third effort, Fantasy Ride was looking rather unappetizing. Maybe the help of Justin Timberlake is what Ciara needed to boost up anticipation for the album as he makes an appearance on this hopeful new single. A throwaway demo from Justin's crates, that was leaked back in November of 2008, is the premise for "Love and Sex and Magic" and it sounds much better with both vocalists on board. The track does have a shiny disco-funk appeal to it, and it's hellishly catchy, and no doubt is the best thing that Ciara has been spewing out lately. Yes, this sounds like a FutureSex/LoveSounds reject to the hilt and the title sounds oh so lazy and kind of childish, but the groove is right on target and it's a nice change of pace for Ciara. Uh, oh, this might end up being a guilty pleasure...Take a listen below....

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