Christina Aguilera has a new single and it doesn’t make me want to vomit.
Okay. Here’s my deal with Miss Xtina. I love Stripped, love Back to Basics even more. But then it took four years for Bionic to come out and it was a big, steaming pile of shit. Like, Not Myself Tonight is catchy and I’m into it, but Vanity, for me, is like slutty acrylics on a child’s chalkboard. I say child’s because her kid is at the end of it.
After Bionic, I straight up went off Christina. Wasn’t interested in anything she had going on, couldn’t have cared less. And then I watched The Voice and loved the shit out of it. It reignited the spark of my Christina Aguilera fandom enough that I watched Burlesque (and for the record, loved it. Put your hands up, show me how you burlesque!!) and well, here we are.
So after the massive flop that was Bionic, it seems Christina was as keen to move on from the entire era as everyone else was, pushing up her new album release from her standard four years between albums to a more manageable two years.
The new single, called Your Body, is cool. I’m actually really into it. Listen to it here. It sounds like Christina, which I think was missing from the last album which sounded like a whole bunch of Gaga rejects. I like the electropop synth vibe, the tempo is cool, the hook is wicked and is my favourite part of the song, and most importantly, it’s got a good balance of pop melody and vocal acrobatics (Beyonce, I’m looking at you. Sometimes your fans want to be able to sing along, ya know?).
Anyway, enough from me, what do you think of Xtina’s new single? Are you looking forward to Lotus, the new album?