Time and again, we've seen artists morph tough personal times into great music. The latest example: Ciara's "I Bet."
On the first single from her upcoming sixth solo album, the singer takes heartbreak -- she and fiancé Future reportedly split over the summer -- and turns it into an R&B jam that's equal parts catchy and heartfelt.
"I bet you start loving me/ As soon as I start loving someone else/ Somebody better than you/ I bet you start needing me/ As soon as you see me with someone else/ Somebody other than you," she sings on the chorus, before sending a jab in a verse: "You acting like you upgraded me, but I upgraded you."
Though she doesn't directly mention the rapper, with whom she shares a son, (there are even some ad-libs that mimic the "Move That Dope" MC's sound), the track sounds inspired by what they've gone through. Still, the 29-year-old feels like the sentiment will have wide appeal.
"I imagine this song will be very meaningful for a lot of people," CiCi told Billboard. "It is much bigger than any one person's experience."
Ciara's new album, Jackie, which is named after her mom, will hopefully be out later this year.