Basic Instinct (U Got Me)

Album: Basic Instinct (2010)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the title track of Atlanta based R&B singer Ciara's fourth solo album, Basic Instinct. The song sees Ciara abandoning the pop sound of her previous records and returning to her R&B/urban roots and the sound of her debut album, Goodies.
  • The album title was inspired by the 1992 Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone erotic movie, Basic Instinct and in particular Stone's seductive and sly crime writer character.
  • Ciara explained in a interview with Maximo TV: "When you get the record, you're gonna get a really fun vibe. You're gonna get an even more sensual side and also confident and cocky. I got like such an attitude on this record, but in such a fun way."
  • The song's music video was directed by Phil the God and features a cameo from the album's co-executive producer, The-Dream.
  • The song finds Ciara lashing out at bloggers and critics. She told Jonathan Landrum Jr of The Associated Press why she wanted to express her frustration at her detractors: "I wanted to speak to all the haters. I just wanted to scream out and show how I felt. People are so easy to write you off. I live for energy like that. The harder they hate, the harder I go. I do believe I will be here for a while. I'm claiming it and no one... make me think differently."

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