After experimenting with a different sound and a superhero alter ego on her last album Fantasy Ride, Ciara is back with a new album Basic Instinct. Following the disappointing album sales of Fantasy Ride, the project never reached the heights expected. This new set of tracks sees Ciara returning to her roots musically and also ‘Giving the fans what they want’. The promotion for the new album has not been without incident; BET and a number of television networks have banned the video for RIDE ft Ludacris for being too explicit, while The-Dream, executive producer of Basic Instict, said to the media: “You only get so many times to, and I won’t say fail, but not achieve”. Ciara speaks candidly with Amaru on these topics, plus more.