Ciara vs. August Alsina — The Boombox Battle
Ciara’s latest single, “Oh Baby,” is a slow-paced R&B track that’s perfect for cuffing season. On the song, CiCi talks about how much she loves the guy she’s with, which we can only presumed that she’s talking about her new boo Russell Wilson.
“Every time he calls, I pick up / When he doesn’t I be quick to double check my signal / Hold it out the window and pull up my antenna / I’m so gone gotta hit ’em, I’m infatuated with ’em / And ooh, I never felt this before,” she sings on the first verse.
August Alsina is going against Ciara this week with his tune, "Song Cry." Starting with a Spanish guitar, the beat changes to something a little harder as August starts crooning. While the song sounds beautiful, it is quite heartbreaking as he sings about getting over a lost love.
"What am I supposed to do? / Hold it all together when I think of you? / When in my heart I'm thinking you were gone too soon / May you rest in peace, yet I can't sleep / It's my point of view / Got me in a state of mind, I'm so confused / Crying raindrops so that I can bloom / So what am I to do?" he sings on the second verse.
Who will win this week? Will Ciara's love song win and get her into the Hall of Fame? Or will August's teary-eyed track get the fan votes? It’s time for you to decide. Go vote for your favorite song in the poll below. Remember, you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Tues., Dec. 22 at 10AM ET.
Listen to "Oh Baby"
Watch August Alsina's "Song Cry"
Rules of The Boombox Battle
Two artists and their respective songs compete against each other each week. The triumphant artist goes on to compete in the next The Boombox Battle. If an artist wins The Boombox Battle four times consecutively, their song will be honored in The Boombox Battle Hall of Fame.