Move over Adele because there is another full-figured diva ready to launch an assault on the charts. Billboard has announced that Christina Aguilera will release her highly anticipated comeback single before the end of the summer!
Produced by Max Martin, who also crafted several of Katy Perry’s #1 singles (‘Part of Me’, ‘Teenage Dream’), Aguilera’s new club-banger single will debut in August. Subsequently, her new album, which will include duets with Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green, will arrive in the fall.
Aguilera’s previous album, ‘Bionic’, has sold a lowly 308K copies since June 2010 whereas her ‘Burlesque’ movie soundtrack yielded 593K units in sales since its November 2010. Neither set produced a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
Although it would have been better to hear Aguilera flex her vocals on midtempo ballad that similar to Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ or a spicy tune similar to ‘Rumour Has It’, a radio-friendly club song might be exactly what she needs to reposition herself higher on the charts. However, the arrangement needs to be ideal.
‘Not Myself Tonight’ lacked a discernable hook and it was difficult for simple-minded music fans to follow. Great productions and vocals can only go so far in today’s Pop market so Aguilera needs to carefully plan for every possible setback. Simply, her music, promotion and image need to be on point. Please, no more sex shows in her music videos, especially at her current size.