Christina Aguilera: Your Body (single)

Christina Aguilera recently released her new contemporary R&B single, “Your Body,” in which, without subtlety, she sings about a casual, sexual encounter. The song is a catchy club anthem with inspiration from electric genres, complete with synthesizers, and hint of dub-step. Unfortunately, the promotion for her new album (Lotus, November 13, 2012) lacks originality and neglects to spotlight her world-renowned vocal capabilities.

The sober individual outside of a club will roll his or her eyes at the following elementary-level lyrics in the chorus: “All I wanna do is love your body/ Ooooh Oooh Ooooh Oooh/ Tonight’s your lucky night, I know you want it/Oooh Oooh Ooooh Oooh.”

The lyrics are comparable to the notorious simplicity of the Beatles’ single, “Drive My Car” (“Baby you can drive my car. Yes, I’m gonna be a star. Baby you can drive my car. And baby I love you. Beep beep, beep beep, yeah”), which is downright sad.

At the mid-tempo bridge, where she should be showing off her vocal talent and really belting it out, her voice instead becomes covered in a synthesizer and stuttering drums. For a “professional” judge and vocal instructor on NBC’s the Voice, this is a disappointing choice in production.

In “Your Body,” the lyrics don’t match the strong, independent, self-respecting woman she inspired women to be with songs like “Fighter” and “Can’t Hold Us Down”; however, this is only one track from her new album, so let’s not get disappointed too quickly. I think back to her music video for 2002’s “the Voice Within.” She provided a breathtaking, emotional performance; additionally, there were no costume, makeup, or set changes, which created a feeling of beautiful candor.

I don’t mean to be old-fashioned, but I really hope we haven’t completely lost that side of her to the popularity of auto-tuning and sex-crazed music videos. Which, judging by the teaser of the music video for this song, is a potential reality. Let’s listen and find out November 13. In the meantime, check out “Your Body” for free on Spotify.

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About Esther

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."

Posted on September 25, 2012, in Music and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Christina Aguilera has one of the greatest voices, i think she could do soprano too.

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