BEVERLY HILLS, California — Ciara wants to clear up a rumor about her upcoming second album.
“I always say I want to do Goodies to the 10th power, but the title is not going to be ’Goodies’ again,” Ciara told MTV News at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards earlier this month. “I have to make that clear because somebody wrote somewhere that I called it Goodies to the 10th Power or something crazy, but I’m like, ’No, no way!’ ”
Ciara has an idea of what the title will be, although she wasn’t ready to share it just yet — and she wasn’t willing to elaborate too much about the music or her collaborators, either.
“You tryin’ to get too much information and I can’t tell you!” she exclaimed. “But I will say that Jaz is going to be involved in this project, that’s a given,” she confirmed, referring to her mentor, Jazze Pha.
The singer is also working with Sean Garrett, the producer/songwriter behind “Goodies” (as well as a long list of hits that includes Destiny’s Child’s “Lose My Breath” and Chris Brown’s “Run It!,” among others).
“We’re actually going in [to the studio] this week and I must say I’m excited about that,” Ciara said. “Sean is like my brother — we always fight in the studio — but the cool thing is that the fight makes a good record, so it’s worth it.”
Certainly, the music won’t stray too far from Goodies, but Ciara doesn’t want to rehash the same ideas, either.
“Things are definitely changing, but in a good way,” she said. “The person that I am hasn’t changed, but the music, the creativity, the production are something different, but still me. I want to stay true to who I am.”
Of course, these days, Ciara is also an actress, and her debut movie, “All You’ve Got,” was released on DVD last week (see “Ciara Happy She Didn’t Have To Spike Volleyball Movie With Music” ). She noted that lining up her next film is definitely a priority.
“I have an idea of something that I’m doing, but I can’t tell you what it is,” she said. “I will tell you that from this experience, I really am convinced that the sky’s the limit, and there’s so much more that I want to contribute to the film world.”