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.
Posted on September 25, 2012, in Music and tagged Can't Hold Us Down, Christina Aguilera, Drive My Car, Fighter, Lotus, The Beach Boys, the Voice, The Voice Within, Your Body. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.