Despite being one of Pop’s stronger pieces, Christina Aguilera‘s 2010 effort ‘Bionic‘ found itself shunned and overlooked, as a result of the negative press the vocalist fell prey to at the time.
Failing to soar commercially, it would take two years for the album to earn the respect its currently being afforded, following Aguilera’s successful stint on ‘The Voice’.
Now, she has spoken openly on the era.
Her estimation below…
Speaking to Billboard:
“With Bionic I fully went in there with [the idea], “I’m going to experiment and not be commercial or pop.” I wanted to play with different sounds and textures of my voice while bringing an electronica feel to it because that’s what I was listening to a lot at the time. And it was a blast.
I can proudly say it was ahead of its time, to be honest. It wasn’t so commercialized. You had to really be a music lover, be a true fan of music and the love of being open to really appreciate that record. It’s just a special piece in my body of work that will forever live on. The older the record gets the more people will come to appreciate it actually and check it out.”
Her conversation with the publication also announce the name of a new song, which features on her forthcoming LP ‘Lotus’.
“Absolutely. There’s a song called “Army of Me,” which is sort of a “Fighter 2.0.” There is a new generation of fans from a younger demographic that might not have been with me all the way but that watch me on the show now.
I feel like every generation should be able to enjoy and have their piece of “Fighter” within. This time, the way it musically came together it just felt right for this time and this generation. There’s always going to be a fighter in me getting through some obstacle and some hurdle.”
As we touched on here, ‘Bionic’ is anything but the ‘trash’ many Aguilera detractors would have the masses believe.
Of course, though the handling of ‘Not Myself Tonight’ did little to help cause either, ‘Bionic’s only fault is that it was released in a time where Christina was Pop’s public enemy #1.
Therefore, if she is to launch a tour in support of ‘Lotus’, we hope jams like ‘Woohoo’ and ‘Prima Donna‘ find themselves in the set list, and given the exposure that evaded them two years ago.