GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Ciara declared that she’s moving onto “Better Thangs” with Summer Walker on her recent new single. Today she premieres the empowering music video on her YouTube channel via Beauty Marks Entertainment/Uptown Records/Republic Records.
Directed by Mia Barnes, the music video finds R&B luminaries Ciara and Summer Walker embracing sisterhood, their stories, and moving on to “Better Thangs.” The two singers are twinning in matching outfits as they enjoy life and dance to choreography by viral TikTok stars the Nae Nae Twins. Their inspiring energy radiates through the screen as the song becomes a mantra of manifestation.
Earlier this week Ciara released the single with multiplatinum chart-topping phenomenon Summer Walker who pulls up with a show-stopping cameo of her own as these two leading ladies unite for the first time on a bossed-up banger of the highest order. Instantly receiving critical acclaim from Pitchfork, Stereogum, and more,The FADER called it “mood-boosting” and Rolling Stone touted, “Nothing but positivity.”
About the song Ciara said, “Better Thangs is a feel-good R&B anthem for elevating every aspect of your life. It’s meant to bring joy while inspiring the continuous evolution of one’s self. I have so much respect for my girl Summer and it’s fitting to have her on the record because we connect on so many levels, from where we come from, to our journeys and our mission to inspire other people to go after what they deserve in life…better thangs!”
Throughout her unbelievable career thus far, Ciara has emerged as one of the most impactful, influential, and important artists of 21st century. Beyond streams in the billions, she has earned dozens of multiplatinum, platinum, and gold certifications worldwide and delivered timeless anthems such as “One Step, Two Step” [feat. Missy Elliott], “Goodies,” “Body Party,” “I Bet,” “Level Up,” and more. Beyond appearances across film and television, she stars in The Color Purple next year. Meanwhile, her entrepreneurial endeavors include everything from her production company Why Not You Productions, co-owner of Ten To One rum, and as well as The House of LR&C, the fashion house she launched with her husband Russell Wilson in 2020. Not to mention, she sits on the board of the Why Not You Foundation and also co-authored the New York Times Bestselling children’s picture book Why Not You? However, she’s about to kick off her biggest, boldest, and brightest chapter yet now with her 2022 debut for Republic Records, Uptown Records, and Beauty Marks Entertainment.