The J.R. Rotem-produced cut marks Ciara's return after a brief hiatus following the release of her 2015 album, Jackie. The song's title directly references her controversial #LevelUp tweet about marriage that received heavy backlash from fans in early 2018. At the time, she clarified her message and told her followers about being at her "lowest moment" as a single mom.
On the bouncy new single, Ciara sings about her old mistakes and declares that she's made her comeback:
Them old mistakes are gone
I won’t do them no more
That’s old news, there’s new news
I done did that before
I turned them into something
My comeback on one hunnit
In early 2017, she signed to Warner Bros. Records, paving the way for a new album that is expected to release later this year. In the meantime, you can hear "Level Up" on iTunes/Apple Music or via Spotify below.