CIC Delivers a Delicate Story with Latest Single
The Commander in Chief has joined the dialogue. After a hiatus, Liberian Star-boy, CIC released his latest single, Don’t Give Up on Me. In the song, the star opens up about some challenges he has been handling since the death of musician and friend, Quincy B. CIC is not an artist who shies away from exploring different musical genres. Which is why it’s no surprise the artist chose to deliver a delicate and honest gospel story with Don’t Give Upon Me.
Since its release, the single has received positive praise. Fans are connecting with the messaging and timing. Blogger, Bernice Mulbah, called it “A dope gospel song”, while socialite-entrepreneur, Lafayetta, said she “Listened to the song for the last 12 hours”.
In the days leading up to its release, the artist shared his story via an Instagram post. The post detailed him overcoming depressed feelings that followed the accident which took Quincy B’s life and left CIC injured. Likewise, he further explained how his emotions and public perception affected his life and career. With the song’s release, CIC stated;
“I think me releasing this song wasn’t just for me, but the many voices who don’t have a safe space to talk about their issues of mental health.” To this honesty, some social media users expressed that they thought CIC was using his story to sell his song. To which he stated;
“People should stop being judgmental and learn to spread love because you never know how dark a person’s closet may be.”
CIC Overcoming Private Battles
Following the death of Quincy B in 2017, rumors were ignited against CIC, AKA, Maurice Tosh Gayflor. Those rumors spread like wildfire, insinuating his involvement in the car crash. While the accident and rumors were publicly devastating, it was CIC’s private battles that inspired Don’t Give up on Me. The star even mentioned experiencing thoughts of suicide within the past year. By delicately sharing his story through what he termed as “devotion”, he connects with fans on a vulnerable level.
This single, despite having heavy gospel influence, carries the Hip-Co flare CIC’s fans have come to enjoy. His musical command on Koloqua and how it flows is what sets him apart. As a singer, rapper, producer, and actor, he keeps his fans on their toes with his diverse hits.
Now that the 1994 Era is behind him, it will be an interesting journey through this era of the artist’ delicate honesty. Whether or not CIC chooses to take the gospel lane, or merge genres, he has proven his place as Liberia’s most diverse star.
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