Christina Aguilera teases new song, personal evolution in new video

Pat Wise
May 7, 2018

"You understand it's not about music".

"I didn't get into this business to be a television show host and to be given all these [rules]", Christina told the publication. "It became something that I didn't feel was what I had signed up for in season one", she explained to Billboard.

The Grammy-winning songstress then referred to the show as an "energy sucker" before disclosing how she really felt every time she is not on the set.

It's been six long years since Christina Aguilera last released an album, but she's on the comeback trail with "Liberation", her eighth studio album that's due for release on June 15th.

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The 37-year-old star sounded off about NBC's actuality present in a brand new cowl interview with Billboard, saying she was "eager for freedom" whereas sitting within the purple chair. "Borders my city / Just pulled up to the hotel / All my day ones here with me", she says as Ty Dolla $ign echoes in the background. On a video posted on her Instagram page Wednesday, Aguilera told fans that she needed the album to be ideal before releasing it to the public. "Something like that to get me out of that zone, that TV mode". "I've been putting myself on the back burner".

"I was so excited - even she was like, 'Why is she so excited to see me?'" Aguilera recalls of Pink's 2016 appearance on the show as a guest mentor. The Voice provided a cushy job that let her and her family stay in one place.

Tribal-inspired drums and bass beats kickstart the song before Christina rap-sings the first verse in a style similar to Beyoncé in "7/11" and "Formation", just in a much less brash way. Though the job was a lot more comfortable than touring, which Aguilera finds slightly daunting as she hasn't gone on a full tour since her "Back to Basics" tour in 2008.

Christina Aguilera has always been a fighter, and now she's giving fans a peek behind the armor in a revealing short film detailing the inspiration for her forthcoming album Liberation.

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