Christina Talks About New Album: “I Am BIONIC”

Published: Thursday 8th Apr 2010 by Trent

Christina Aguilera is on the brink of having one of the biggest radio hits of the year. Her new song, ‘Not Myself Tonight’, recently nabbed the title of being the most added song to Top 40 radio since January 1st, despite only being serviced to US stations on April 5th.  Now, as part of the building promotional campaign for the single and her new album, ‘Bionic’, which hits stores on June 8th, the singer has taken to her official website to discuss what fans can expect from the project. Check out what Aguilera had to say below:

Dear Fans,

I have been hard at work over the last year or so preparing for this moment.  As you know, I have just wrapped production on my first feature film, Burlesque, which will be in theaters this Thanksgiving.  And I will finally be releasing my fourth studio album, Bionic, this summer on June 8th.  I couldn’t be more excited to finally share this material with you all and I wanted to reach out and let you know what this project is all about for me.

Each album I release is a representation of my personal life experiences and how they have shaped me.  I strongly believe that life is all about growth, self-discovery and self-expression.  Making music allows me to define my experiences and share them with others who might hopefully relate.  Over the past four years I have learned a lot about myself and what I am capable of.  What all women are capable of.  Since the release of my last studio album, Back to Basics, I have become a mother, a wife, and most recently an actress.  All of these new experiences have allowed me to face new challenges and explore different sides of myself I did not even know existed.  I am a woman who wears many hats and carries many responsibilities.  There are so many characteristics that define me, and this album was put together to represent all of those different parts of myself.  The sound is not necessarily easy to define because I am not easy to define.  I can be serious.  I can be playful.  Sexual. Loving.  Tough.  Hardworking.  Honest.  To capture all of these characteristics I chose to collaborate with a variety of artists and producers across different musical genres.  I was able to explore and create a fresh, sexy feel using both electronic and organic elements with subject matters ranging from playful to introspective.   This allowed me to challenge myself by using my voice in ways I never had before.  It also allowed me to push personal boundaries and explore what is possible for my future and me as an artist.

You will find on this album songs that represent the many sides of me.  I have learned that like all women I am sometimes capable of being superhuman.  Like all women I am BIONIC

I look forward to seeing all of you on the road very soon.  In the meantime, keep checking here as I am preparing to launch my new and improved website  in the near future.  It will be a place for you all to connect with each other, with me, and to insure that you are updated with all official information. There are a lot of fun surprises in store for this year!

Get ready, and I’ll see you all soon…

With love,

C/X {Source}

With all the hype that Aguilera and her team have been generating for this album, it seems that they are certain that it will be one of the best releases of 2010. However, despite claims that she would be creating new sounds on this record, ‘Not Myself Tonight’ has already been subjected to criticism for being strikingly similar to material that Britney Spears and Lady GaGa have done in the past.

The real question is whether Aguilera will indeed be using her voice in ways that she hasn’t done before. ‘Not Myself Tonight’ and ‘Lift Me Up’ both featured her signature screaming belting; neither displaying any difference from the noise that was her ‘Back 2 Basics’ LP. Hopefully, ‘Bionic’ will not be a repeat of that the disaster that was her previous record.

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  1. jonstrax April 8, 2010

    LOOKING FORWARD TO HEAR WHAT HER ALBUM SOUNDS LIKE

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  2. David Washington April 8, 2010

    It’s “Lift Me Up”, so you get an instant FAIL for that one. & “Lift Me Up” used her voice differently, more control, more reserved, she only REALLY belted & the end, but it was way more restrained than she usually is. “Not Myself Tonight” is the usual Christina. & it’s not screaming it belting with a robust voice w/o technique or vocal training.

  3. Last Boy on Earth April 8, 2010

    I hate this b**** but you stupid f*****, are the only one that says “Back to Basics” is a failure, it is a f****** classic, just because you are a Mariah stan you have to hate on Christina? I am a Mariah stan for life, I hate Christina but I give credit where its due and Back to Basics is epic, and definetily is much better then this s*** that she is doing now, hope she flops hard and understands that her talent is much more then this.
    I find it so funny that C-Error stans have the GUTS to throw shade at other singers lmao

  4. Renee April 8, 2010

    I liked Back to Basics. It was a great record. I’ll wait for the release of Bionic before making any assumptions.

  5. Jammy April 8, 2010

    @David Washington

    Thank you so much for that, because you were right on point. However, Sam, she said she exposes every part of her so this first single is obviously her regular side.. she has much more tracks, and LIFT ME UP was one of the best performances hands down on the hope for Haiti thing..

    Also, she did a good job controlling her voice on that, and apparently she sang it differently then what will be featured on her next album. Reserve judgement until her next single comes out..

    She obviously used this track first, because a track like this is what will get you noticed for the most part nowadays.. Monica and Sade are some of the few examples of not conforming to the Pop goaround..

    and her new track isn’t so Lady gaga and Britney to me, and if anything she got the formula better than a certain one mentioned above! ANd to me it isn’t like gaga too much, because something about the way the chorus and vocals makes them different.

    THE END

    And fail at SAm!! (this is the first time i ever had to say that)

    I am a kelly rowland stan, but it seems like SAM judges people too hard, and only goes soft on kelly rowland.. I love her to death too, but sam you do treat her like she is perfect…

  6. H April 8, 2010

    BUT christina said she hated pop music because it lacked depth… This is basically contridicting all the s*** she said before. I don’t hate her but it just seems she’s putting the same ol britney gaga s*** to get her relavence back… Not to show any different f****** side

  7. nate April 8, 2010

    Trent always has a slick ass tongue when it comes to Chrisitna.. he already ate his words with that whole “Is Christina aguilera relevant post” clearly she is if she got the most radio adds.. and now he wants to find other things to complain about… UGH! Back to Basics was no where near a disaster, it was her most critically praised album, and sold well and toured even better around the world.. FACT

  8. Chad April 8, 2010

    Trent jus dnt like xtina. He wil moan abt her ‘screaming’ n praise mariahs whispering. O n btw it climbed from 144 to 13 on the australian airplay chart

  9. Puppy Love April 8, 2010

    I love me some Christina, and I can’t wait for the album.

    And I agree with the others. “Lift Me Up” was one of her best performances if not the best..

  10. Dilla April 8, 2010

    Thats good for her, she totally deserves it. I love her voice and she totally gets taking a break and coming back unlike some other artist.

  11. Jerome April 8, 2010

    Oh Trent, Nu-uh..

    Don’t you think it’s time for you to finally admit that you’re maybe, just maybe, wrong about Christina? You said Back to Basics is a disaster, but it was the only pop female album that was nominated at the 2007 Grammys. Couple that with almost 4 million of record sales (and with just 3 released singles! imagine that! I mean Beyonce even have to make a video for all her tracks in her album to make that much!).

    You also said that the industry has left her behind, but heck, she blasted the competition with this track. This is the most added track on Top 40 and Rythm charts so far this year. And it was only released a week ago! And now you’re saying that she’s copying and screaming??? Oh come on. Trent, don’t let your words find their way of f****** you behind again.

  12. Ankka April 8, 2010

    @Trent : YOU IDIOT!
    Lady CaCa is just a spoiled rich girl from New York who went to private school because her parents had money!! Christina had a tough childhood and everybody knows that

  13. YouPutTheLimeInTheCoconut April 8, 2010

    Dammit Trent, I just wanna take a broom handle or something and beat your ass over the head after reading this. And I’m not even close to being a Christina stan, but come on!

    SMH…

  14. Kenney April 8, 2010

    @ Trent- why don’t you tell that to her B2B album which was certified 2X Platinum in the US! It sold 1,750,000 in the US alone and that’s awesome considering Britney’s Circus only sold around 1.5 mill in the US

  15. XTINA April 8, 2010

    There were many reasons why B2B shouldn’t have sold well.

    1. It was a two discs album and was priced higher
    2. It was a jazz album, marketed in an industry filled with autotunes
    3. Only three singles were officially released
    4. The only promotional gigs done by Christina were “live” performances of tracks from the album

    But heck, it still sold millions. It’s about time that people give that album some respect. And don’t blame Christina for having the pipes and choosing to use them. It’s part of her talent and part of her artistry and she should always honor that.

  16. Blackout_Music_Fan1011 April 8, 2010

    @ Kenney, B2B was released 2 years before Cicrcus so of course it would have sold more but only by a few thousand copied. Fail on your part. Britney doesn’t even promote and her albums sell like hotcakes.

    Christina copied Britney’s sound in 1999

    She copied Pink’s sound in 2002

    She copied Beyonce’s sound in 2006

    Now she’s copying Gaga’s in 2010.

  17. Jammy April 8, 2010

    @Blackmusic

    that is such a lie! Shut your mouth now while you can. how is back to basics like beyonce in any kind of way? her album hasn’t came out yet, so don’t compare one song to gaga, and if she did copy pink and britney she obviously did a better job.

  18. h April 8, 2010

    @Jammy

    Better job? Sales don’t lie… when she came after Britney… Baby One More Time did 25 million > Christina’s 10 million.

  19. Jerome April 8, 2010

    Why does anyone has to dwell on an artist being marketable?! Britney is a sell-out b**** who will definitely fade out in this business if she stops selling millions of records. But Christina? Heck, the mere fact that she’s the only artist under the age of 30 to be included in the list of the 100 greatest singers of all time says that she’s here to stay! And you have the disgusting guts to say that she copies???? Damn, I would slit my wrist if those artists you’re mentioning can even come half at what Christina can do at singing!

  20. Joe Sullivan April 8, 2010

    “are the only one that says “Back to Basics” is a failure”

    im leaving out “you stupid f*aggot” at the beginning and “it is a f****** classic” at the end

    but it was was good…. and you seem smart enought to me 😀

  21. h April 8, 2010

    When the f*** did Britney sell-out? Anyway… Xtina won’t be here for much longer if she CAN’T sell millions of records. N**** please.

  22. PAPARAZZI 4423 April 8, 2010

    BACK TO BASIC WAS WACK I DON’T GIVE A F*** HOW MUCH IT SOLD IT WAS WACK AND HER NEW COPY CAT SINGLE IS ALSO WACK I JUST LOVE THAT THIS BLOG SPEAK THE TRUTH AND DON’T PRETEND WACK S*** IS HOT HER NEW SINGLE IS A GAGA ATTEMPT FACE IT

  23. YouPutTheLimeInTheCoconut April 8, 2010

    ^^ Clean the wax out your ears girl, “Gaga attempt”? Really?? Last I heard, Not Myself Tonight sounded more like a leftover “Blackout” track than anything else, mixed with a little Justin’s “S*** Back” and Chris Brown’s “Forever” with the beat. Why the hell people are shoving this song all over Gaga’s fake ass c*** is totally beyond me, s*** don’t even sound like her.

  24. PAPARAZZI 4423 April 8, 2010

    GIRL THIS S*** SOUND LIKE BAD ROMANCE CLEAN THE WAX OUT OF YOUR EARS AND IT DOES SOUND LIKE SOME OF BLACKOUT BUT IT ALSO SOUND LIKE BAD ROMANCE EITHER WAY IT A WACK SONG AND I THINK THIS B**** CAN DO BETTER I DON’T LIKE HER THANK’S TO PINK,MARY, AND, MARIAH BUT I BELIEVE HER UGLY CAN DO BETTER

  25. chiefodude April 8, 2010

    I’m diggin’ her new song!! Can’t wait to buy BIONIC.

  26. AalexisR (The Bahamas) April 8, 2010

    Back To Basics was a classic. This album will most likely be one too.

    That is all.

  27. AC April 8, 2010

    I am so excited for this era!!! I would just like to point out that Not Myself Tonight was actually recorded after Christina filmed Burlesque, whereas the majority of the album was recorded last year. She tends to write all of her own material, but she did not write this song. I think this track was released as the first single because its radio friendly and will easily get her back on the top of the charts.

    For all the Britney stans: Let’s not forget that when Christina and Britney were both in the same category for Best New Artist at the Grammys, Christina took that award home.

    I love GaGa and Christina. I just don’t see any similarities between the two. I suppose people who need to get a life just have to find a way to entertain themselves.

  28. Blackout_Music_Fan1011 April 8, 2010

    @AC

    Lol, Cydni Lauper won Best New Artist as well….

  29. yesyes April 8, 2010

    omg this chick is SO RINSED OUT!!!

    THIS IS SUCH MARKETING CRAP THAT I CANNOT STAND IT!!!!!!!!

    SHE IS SUCH A PUPPET DESPERATE FOR SUCCESS. CHRISTINA YOU ARE NOT BIONIC. YOUR RECORD COMPANY IS.

    IM SORRY BUT THIS ‘STATEMENT’ REEKS OF BS.

    xtina just admit your a puppet. damnnnnnnnnnnnn!!

  30. Boricua April 8, 2010

    Anyone else get the feeling they keep talking about how she’s reining in all her usual screeching and vocal histrionics because she can’t really do it like she used to??

    I mean, she’s been wailing and screaming through songs since her debut in the 90’s…. And all of her most recent performances have been rather pitchy…

    I think she’s had some sort of early vocal decline personally…

  31. MT April 8, 2010

    @ AC – winning Grammy’s doesn’t mean ANYTHING…. (obviously, look at that crap Sasha Fierce album).. and it hasn’t mean anything since Mariah was snubbed at EVERY grammy show every year between 1991 and 2005 but she still blew up to be the biggest selling female artist.

    ANYWAY – “Back to Basics” is a classic album and features the best female vocals on a record in a very long time. Im not even a christina fan that much but I love the disc.

    “Not Myself tonight” is just top 40 radio candy… it’ll do alright, but it’s not catchy. It doesn’t have a hook that rings in your ears like “rah rah rah raaaahhh ah ah ahhhh” or “boy don’t try to front uh uh…” LOL…. sad but true.

  32. THE ONE April 8, 2010

    SHE WILL FLOP JUST LIKE,

    ( – RIHANNA RATED R = FLOP

    THE REASON : SHES ALREADY WORKING ON HER NEXT ALBUM AND STILL CANT TOUR ON HER OWN AND IT’S HER 5TH FU**ING ALBUM! RELEASED 5 SINGLE SHE TRIED TO USE THE CHRIS BROWN ASSAULT FOR PUBLICITY (NOBODY GAVE A F**k) WHILE PULLING EVERY DAMN GIMMICK OUT OF THE BOOK AND STILL ONLY SOLD 774,000 UNITS IN THE US ! SMH ……

    – TOO MUCH GRACE JONES AND WANNABE ROCK STAR GARBAGE! )

    ( CIARA FANTASY RIDE = FLOP ALBUM

    THE REASON: SHE TRIED TO FU**KING HARD AND THEN RELEASED 5 WACK SINGLES ONLY 200,000 COPIES ! SMH…..

    – TOO ALL OVER THE PLACE )

    ( BRANDY HUMAN = FLOP

    THE REASON : POOR PROMOTION AND NO GOOD SINGLE , ONLY 200,000 COPIES SOLD ! SMH….

    – HAS LOST HER STAR POWER )

    ( KERI HILSON IN A PERFECT WORLD = FLOP ALBUM

    THE REASON: RELEASED 6 FU**KING SINGLES AND THEN TALKED TO MUCH S*** ABOUT BEYONCE IN THE END ONLY SELLING 500,000 COPIES IN THE UNITED STATES!

    – NO DEPTH OR STYLE )

    ( KESHA ANIMAL= FLOP ALBUM

    THE REASON : THE B**** HAS A BARK THAT CAN’T MATCH HER BITE …SHE HAD A NUMBER ONE SINGLE IN THE U.S WITH “TIK TOK” A FEW DOWNLOADS HEAR AND THERE AND YET THEY STILL DONT MATCH THE POOR ALBUM SALES WITH ONLY 515,100 COPIES SOLD IN THE US ! SMH….)

    – WAAAAAY TOO SLOPPY !

    ( MARIAH CAREY MEMOIRS OF AN IMPERFECT ANGEL = FLOP ALBUM + TOUR

    THE REASON: THE ALBUM REACHED NUMBER 3 ON THE BILLBOARD 200 HER SINGLES FLOPPED EVER SO HARD ,THEN SHE GAINED WAAAAAY TO MUCH WEIGHT, SHE HAD POOR PROMOTION …BECAME WAY TO DELUSIONAL, ESPECIALLY LATELY ! MARIAH RELEASED 5 FU**KING SINGLES DIDNT REACH NO WHERE NEAR THE TOP OF THE CHARTS ! ONLY 500,000 SOLD IN THE U.S ! NOW THATS HORRID FOR THE NINTIES QUEEN! THE B**** COULDNT EVEN SELL OUT THEATRE’S THEN CANCELLED THE S***!

    – WAY TOO DELUSIONAL SHE NEEDS TO GROW THE F**K UP !

    LOL….. GOSH PEOPLE LIKE BEYONCE ,TAYLOR SWIFT ,SUSAN BOYLE ….ETC MAKE SELLING ALBUMS LOOK SOOOOOO F**KING EASY!

  33. THE ONE April 8, 2010

    @ MT

    PLEASE ,PLEASE,PLEASE KNOW WHAT THE F*** YOUR TALKING ABOUT WHEN YOUR ADRESSING THE RECORD INDUSTRY ..

    YOU CAN ASK ANY SINGER ,AND THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT WINNING GRAMMYS DOES MATTER !

    MARIAH HAD SELLS ,NUMBER ONES BUT HARDLY ANY GRAMMY’S IT JUST SHOWS YOU THAT SHE CANT HAVE EVERYTHING ..STOP COMPLAINING SHE GOT THE QUEEN OF THE NINTIES TITLE FOR GOD SAKE!

    NOW SHE CANT SELL A F****** THING…..MAYBE PERFUME?????

    NOW BEYONCE HAS NUMBER ONES,NUMBER PERFUME,NUMBER MOVIES,16 GRAMMYS , BROKE HISTORY TWICE AT THE GRAMMYS,QUEEN OF HER DECADE,NUMBER FEMALE GROUP, WORD IN THE DICTIONARY, TOO MUCH S***!

    DONT TRY AND DEPRIVE HER OF HER SUCCESS!

    I WARNED YOU ALL ABOUT THIS INTERNET BEYONCE BLASPHEMY!

    – NOW STOP THE LIEING THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANX!

  34. April 9, 2010

    the one, whats your point?
    why bring people here that have nothing in common with christina…?

    and who cares if beyonce is successfull, christina is successfull, too
    beyonce gets worse with every album…put the grammys to the left, dangerously in love is a classic and a great cd….bday…irreplaceable and beautiful liar saved it….sasha fierce…just successfull cause of single ladies and halo…i mean, nearly every single from that cd was a flop! rihannas singles did not as bad as beyonces

    the reason why people begin to hate this woman is cause of her stans…they act like shes god and everyone else is garbage…
    i used to like…but she acts too robotic for me to like her now

    as for christina….like the song, could be top ten
    guess the album will be hot, but not a classic as stripped was…stripped was her thriller or confessions

  35. Asha April 11, 2010

    Honestly I actually bought Christina’s Back to basics album even though i had never bought one of her albums before and i must admit…it was a GREAT album. I can’t believe that anyone who has such a “good” ear for music could not see that. I will gladly debate you on this trent because i honestly want to know why you believe this.

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