Tribeca Music/EMPIRE recording artist and star of the Freeform hit TV show Good Trouble, Cierra Ramirez gets a strong start to 2019 with the release of her new single and video “Liquid Courage (Love Me Better)” out today.
Billboard exclusively premiered the video yesterday and said – “Good Trouble star Cierra Ramirez unveiled the steamy video for her new single, …the actress rocks a variety of sultry looks — including an ivory pantsuit with nothing underneath — and spars with a hunky fencing partner while delivering the single’s come-hither lyrics.”
Today’s release, “Liquid Courage” is an intensely fun yet emotional pop jam with an exciting Latin twist. The track features a captivating combination of complex electronic compositions and Cierra’s rich vocal chops, layered over an invigorating rhythmic foundation.
“Liquid Courage” is about facing a challenging inner-conflict and the ability to be entirely open with one’s feelings in a relationship – and the desire to “Love Me Better”. Ultimately, the song leads the listener to take a brave stand in a candid outpouring of emotion: “I’ve been drinking on liquid courage // Solo quiero que tú, tú me ames (I just want you to love me) // love me better.” A proud LatinX woman, Cierra combines English and Spanish in her lyrics to add a level of depth and intricacy to the track which mirrors the multi-dimensional production laid down by Tha Aristocrats.
The video takes the theme of the song and expands it through the colorful imagery, slow shots and costume changes that elevate Cierra from young teen to fully realized adult, singing about life, and love – with the clever metaphor of fencing to depict the sometimes frustrating challenges of relationships.
Cierra expressed her excitement about her music in an interview with ET, stating that it will be more personal than her previous work and will focus on “love, life … kind of everything in between”. As “Liquid Courage” suggests, fans get a more pop/urban sound with a Latin flair from this track and video.
“Liquid Courage” is Cierra’s first release of 2019, following last fall’s release of her playful single and video, “Bad Boys”. Sweety High premiered that video and said, “…not only is the video visually stunning and fun to watch, it’s also oh-so-relatable.” Since its release, “Bad Boys” has reached nearly 5 million views on Vevo and close to 2 million streams on DSP platforms on the strength of Cierra’s large social media following (Instagram 2.7 million).
About CIERRA RAMIREZ:
Cierra generated huge fan loyalty through her role as Mariana during her five seasons on the hit TV show, The Fosters and her “BooThangs” are once again geared up to help her make a huge impact with the release of her new single “Liquid Courage”. As she follows in the footsteps of icons such as Jennifer Lopez, the young powerhouse is not only embarking on a successful singing career with this stunning new single and video – but is continuing to act and produce.
Cierra is currently starring-in and co-executive producing the critically acclaimed television series Good Trouble, (a spin-off of The Fosters), and completing the picture with her co-star Maia Mitchell (pun intended). Cierra recently voiced the renowned MARVEL comic-book character of Miss America, aka America Chavez, in the film Marvel Rising: Secret Warrior and follow-up episodes that continue to air on Disney and Disney XD. This marks the first time that a LatinX, LGBTQ superhero has been introduced into a MARVEL film.
Cierra’s break-through performance was in Lionsgate’s 2012 release of “Girl in Progress” starring Eva Mendes and Mathew Modine, for which Cierra was awarded both the ALMA and Imagen Awards for “Best Supporting Actress/Feature Film”.
Backed by indie label Tribeca Music Group and music veteran Ghazi Shami of powerhouse EMPIRE Distribution, Texas-native Cierra released her much anticipated debut single/video “FADED” in Summer 2017 amid overwhelming excitement from her 2.7 million Instagram fans and critical acclaims from music media outlets. Cierra spent the summer on a nationwide radio promotion tour as the single reached #38 at Top 40 Rhythm Radio.
Cierra is excited to release a slate of new music videos throughout this year as she continues to work on her debut LP and make plans to tour extensively this Summer 2019.
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