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.
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!
- Christina Aguilera