9.16.12 - New Music - Christina Aguilera
So, she’s back. After the terrible failure that was ‘Bionic’, Christina has taken some time to become a hot mess and be a judge on The Voice. She was featured on Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger”, which helped give a small little jumpstart to both hers and their careers. Maroon 5 is doing fine now, so it’s her turn.
We’ve heard so much about “Your Body”, the first single from her upcoming fifth full length English album (she had that Spanish one a whole bunch of years ago remember) ‘Lotus’. Talking about a new single for this amount of time builds the excitement…and the expectations.
For me, “Your Body” is a bit of a letdown. Sure, the bass is thumping and the song will do spectacularly in clubs, but is this what we wanted from Christina? Her best moments were “Genie in a Bottle”, “Beautiful”, and “Ain’t No Other Man”. Do we really want another “Not Myself Tonight”?
“Your Body” would be a better single from, say, Britney, where I don’t want anything artistically relevant, I just want to dance. With Xtina, I want something new, something that pushes pop. When she played this game before, it was new and crazy – remember “Dirrty” and what an uproar it caused? “Your Body” is not going to have the same effect, and it’s a shame she isn’t putting out something that will.
Catchy and everything, but it is just missing something. Oh well. Maybe the rest of ‘Lotus’ will have what we need. Although, I did say the same thing about ‘Bionic’, and look how that turned out…
“Your Body” is not available yet.