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Christina Aguilera Dishes On Motherhood, ‘Liberation’ Vs. ‘Stripped,’ & Much More

Published: Sunday 10th Jun 2018 by Rashad

We are just days away from the long-awaited release of Christina Aguilera‘s new album, ‘Liberation’ (June 15).  As such, we are that much closer to seeing the diva’s promo schedule unlocked – an itinerary that’s already seen the likes of major morning and late night TV shows, magazine appearances, and radio slots confirmed.

Ahead of what’s set to be a promo onslaught during the week of release, Aguilera took to Zane Lowe for quite the intimate conversation on ‘Beats 1 on Apple Music.’  There, she dished on how motherhood has impacted her music, her thoughts on her children being exposed to clips from her ‘Dirrty’ phase, and how the creation of ‘Liberation’ channels that of the creation of ‘Dirrty’s parent album, ‘Stripped.’

Look inside to see and hear some of the interview’s more quotable lifts:

 

ON COMPARING ‘STRIPPED’ TO ‘LIBERATION’:

“Whenever I was in that mode of creating Stripped, I was like, ‘God, I have to get back to a place where I’m making music that I fully believe in and get the duct tape off my mouth.’ It was a lot,” Aguilera expressed  “It was a time in music, too, [where it] was extremely pop driven and very puppeteering with what was behind-the-scenes, and what the label felt would sell in a package deal. And once again I found myself in a place where [I think], ‘God, all these rules.’ I’m just not living up to my full potential.”

ON WHY NOW’S THE TIME FOR ‘LIBERATION’:

“These songs so make sense and are so relevant now,” the GRAMMY winner said. “I was doing it back then and I’m glad that I stuck to my guns. I really truly just came out with things that I believed in, even if it was against the grain, and even if people were like, ‘Really, you shouldn’t be saying that. It’s going to start up too much controversy.'”

ON HOW MOTHERHOOD’S IMPACTED HER MUSIC:

“There are definitely two different hats that I wear, for sure,” she explained. “My kids at home don’t see the one on stage. I’m very not showy, even when I’m trying to do my vocal rehearsal. I was practicing for the Whitney [Houston] tribute [for the 2017 American Music Awards in December] and my daughter was watching Peppa Pig and she was like, ‘Be quiet,’ and shuts the door. I was like, ‘Oh, okay.’ It definitely is an eye-awakening moment. But, you know, it all changes into the artist you are and the person you are and you have to absorb that.”

ON EXPOSING HER CHILDREN TO ‘DIRRTY’:

“I think about the one day my daughter and my son see ‘Dirrty’ and what are they going to think and all this. But I always come from a message and a place and, as a woman, being empowered by your body,” she stressed. “What’s right for me might not be right for her, or might not be right for the next woman. But it is the way that I feel empowered in my own body and showing my own strength, and that’s how I needed to be when I was 21. And I hope that she can be a smart, independent woman as well, and my son too, respecting women.”

ON TEAMING WITH DEMI LOVATO FOR ‘FALL IN LINE’:

“She’s just such a sweetheart and a real girls’ girl. I love that,” Aguilera said, adding that “it was important for me that I had somebody that could really blow. I wanted somebody that could come to play. She put so much heart and passion into it and that’s all I could ever ask for,” the Burlesque star said. “I teared up when I first heard her vocal on it and I sent her flowers and I was just like, ‘Oh my god. You took it to the next level. I’m just so happy.’ That’s what I love — the unity of it and the fact that we’re just coming from such an empowered place just as women — two strong women — that have come from struggle and are able to share that in such a positive way.”

 

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  1. L June 10, 2018

    Yassss im excited about this era

  2. justafan June 10, 2018

    Her new single sounds like Mariah’s “I Don’t”

  3. XYZ June 10, 2018

    They Talk about dirrty with the accelerate video being by far more „dirty“. How she is going to explain them that?

  4. Meteorite June 10, 2018

    Omg can she stop comparing every album to Stripped?! 🙄

  5. Antincia foster June 10, 2018

    Love her

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