January 30, 2015
Ciara gave us a few pieces of her acoustic performance of her new single “I Bet” via Instagram the other day, and now the full video of the performance has premiered.
Unlike the clips from before, this version of the performance is polished and was produced by Ciara herself.
She premiered the clip via PEOPLE:
“As a songwriter, I always pull from my life experiences as well as the experiences shared by others,” the singer told PEOPLE. (She demurred to say whether the Harmony Samuels-produced tune is specifically about her split with Future, the father of her baby boy.) “It is important to me that my music feels real.”
“As soon as I had my son, everything changed,” she says about choosing to name her upcoming album #Jackie after her mother. “I am now experiencing what [my mother] must have when I was young. [Becoming a mom] has inspired my creative process … and given me clarity both with songwriting as well as musicality for the album.”
Having baby Future is “the best thing that has happened to me,” adds the singer, who often posts adorable photos of her little boy on Instagram.
“I play music for him all the time … anything from nursery rhymes to my music,” she says. “One of the greatest joys is when I’m singing to him. No matter what he’s doing, he literally stops everything and smiles.”