Christina Aguilera Inspired by ‘The Voice’ Contestants on New Album
Christina Aguilera isn't just an amazing singer, but she's also a wonderful coach on 'The Voice.' She combined her love for her team with her love for her own music when recording her upcoming album, 'Lotus.'
"This year in particular, season three, I have a very pop-oriented team," Xtina told MTV. "And they come to me and they're like, 'You know, I remember being in my room trying to dissect and learn all of the little ad libs and your technique and the runs and things like that, hitting your notes.' It inspired me also to want to give more of myself vocally on this record to let the next generation of great singers evolve and be inspired once again to dissect and learn certain lyrics and things." She added that 'The Voice' allows her to "see through the eyes of aspiring artists at the beginning of their journey, to be part of their journey, to see the hunger in their eyes and to sort of regain some of that back for myself."
Aguilera explained that 'Lotus' is not just for her longtime fans, but also a newer crop. "I wanted to make a record that speaks to those fans who grew up listening to my music and yet reintroduce new fans ... watching me on 'The Voice' at 6 years old who don't know about my first record."
That theme extends into the title of the record itself: Just like her fans have stuck with her, Xtina can stick through anything. "The term 'lotus' means to me the unbreakable flower," she said. "No matter the harshest of weather conditions, or its surroundings, it still survives and it thrives throughout time."
'Lotus' hits shelves on Nov. 13, and its first single, 'Your Body,' is out now. Their charting will prove whether Aguilera's sales can survive and thrive throughout time. If 'Your Body' is any indication, we think this flower will blossom beautifully.