As someone who has followed the career of Christina Aguilera since her self-titled debut album was released ten years ago, I am constantly amazed by her willingness to take chances with her music (even if it means alienating some fans in the process).
So, it comes as no surprise that Aguilera’s next studio release looks to be as different and artistically-challenging as her past two efforts, 2002’s Stripped (a coming-of-age kaleidoscope of pop, rock and R&B) and 2006’s Back to Basics (a modern-day ode to classic soul, blues and jazz). With confirmed collaborators like Sia, Ladytron, M.I.A. and Santagold, Xtina’s foray into electronic dance music looks very promising.
Although there seems to be a consensus on who has worked on the album and its overall direction, not a lot of information has been released otherwise by the artist herself or her management. This may have much to do with the confusion some of her fans felt with the promotion of Back to Basics, which Aguilera often described as a “throwback to music of the 1920s, 30s and 40s”. Whatever the case may be, I believe that the decision to keep things more under wraps this time around is very smart and has worked to create a ridiculous amount of buzz before the album’s release.
In the meantime, fans and music lovers alike can get a firsthand experience into Christina’s deejaying skills by tuning into her radio station at iheartradio.com
Any Christina fans in the house?? Are you excited about her new album?
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