She’s back! After an extended hiatus from music, Christina Aguilera returns with her fourth studio album, Bionic. It’s due to be released this summer with the release of lead single, Not Myself Tonight on 13th April in the USA.
I’m excited to see what Christina has for us this time around. I don’t think I’m the only one who was underwhelmed by her ‘Baby Jane’ phase. My fingers are crossed for some hot new material and the triumphant return of the yummiest mummy in pop.
Aguilera seems to have been very hands on with this album, having co-written a number of the songs with collaborators such as Sia, Tricky Stewart, Polow Da Don, Le Tigre, Hill & Switch, and Ladytron. Here’s what Christina has to say about the collabs on Bionic…
Working on this album with so many talented artists and producers that I admire was really an amazing experience. The artists I chose to work with added so many unique sonic layers to Bionic. My intention was to step into their world and what they do combined with my own vision and sound. The results were magic.
Wondering how she’s going to remain relevant in a post-Gaga world? I am too. Here’s what Christina has to say about her latest sound: “I was able to explore and create a fresh, sexy feel using both electronic and organic elements with subject matter ranging from playful to introspective. I am so excited for my fans to hear the new sound. It is something I don’t think anyone will expect.”
If you want to get a taster of the new Aguilera sound, you can listen to a preview of Not Myself Tonight on her website christinaaguilera.com on 30th March 2010. This might be one of the most exciting pop releases of 2010, or it might be a make or break moment for Aguilera. Is she still a relevant force in the world of pop? We’ll find out at the end of the month.