History may hold that there was really only one Bionic Woman--maybe two, if you count that classic TV show's failed remake--but Christina Aguilera is likely to change that with her new album, which bears the same Bionic Woman title but sounds like nothing that happened in the previous millennium.
With its striking cover illustration, which depicts Aguilera as an apparent android, to the much-viewed video for "Not Myself Tonight," the singer is moving forward artistically on a very conspicuous level. Collaborations with top-level artists abound on the new album, some of them surprisingly esoteric for a singer with such a broad commercial following--including M.I.A., Sia, LeTigre and Peaches, among others.
Aguilera will be all over the place in 2010, not least due to her highly anticipated appearance in Burlesque, a film bowing this fall that will feature her alongside Cher, Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci and promises to be an eye-opener.
Y! Music recently had a chance to sit down with Aguilera at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, and the singer proved to be a sharp, opinionated and candid interview subject who--between releasing a new album and starring in a film, as well as being a new mother since we last saw her--seems so in control, one wonder exactly how far out that new album title really is.
Watch and see!