Earlier today we learned that the new season of The Voice will be the last for Christina Aguilera as judge because she is planning to refocus her attention on her own music career. Right now, we learn a bit more about Xtina‘s upcoming new single and album. As you may recall, the demo version of Xtina‘s new single Your Body leaked online last month but it will be released officially on Friday. Click below to get your first look at the single coverart. Additionally, by clicking below, you’ll learn the title of Xtina‘s new album … and when it will be released.
Christina Aguilera had some big news for her fans on Wednesday (September 12). When she took to Twitter to answer her fans’ burning questions about her next album, she revealed that Lotus will be released in November. “Album title: Lotus. Representing an unbreakable flower that survives under the hardest conditions and still thrives,” she wrote, adding, “There will be a ‘Lotus’ intro to set the tone for the whole record. Conceptually I didn’t target one particular sound/genre. Self expression and freedom [are album themes]. The album represents a rebirth for me.” For fans who didn’t get to listen to the album’s lead single, “Your Body,” when it leaked last month, they will officially get to hear it when it drops on Friday, ahead of a sneak peek of the video, set to premiere during “The Voice” on Monday. Shot in August, it was directed by Melina Matsoukas (who also directed Rihanna’s VMA-winning “We Found Love”) and she described it as “playful, tongue & cheek.” While she didn’t confirm when the full video will drop, she revealed the single’s artwork, where she appears nude with a blush-colored sheer piece of fabric covering her. And while “Your Body” is a Max Martin-produced club banger, she confirmed that there will be some slower jams on there as well. She wrote, “There are some beautiful personal ballads on this album. I wouldn’t do a record without them.”
Now, I swear I’m not trying to be a hater … believe me or not … but I am not at all impressed by the album title Lotus and I’m really not impressed by this single coverart for Your Body. I don’t understand why but I find that I do not respond well to a majority of Xtina photos. There are rare times when I really love Xtina‘s photos but this is not one of them. This photo is not flattering at all. Something about the way her hair is covering her chest. It’s just …. no. For me, Lotus is kinda meh … but album titles have no real impact on my enjoyment of GOOD albums. I never liked the album title Femme Fatale but I did love every song on that album. Here’s hoping the songs on Lotus will be great. I dig Your Body (the song, not the coverart) so … thus far, I’m on board with Xtina‘s new music. What do y’all think of this news. Do you like the title Lotus? Do you like this coverart for Your Body?