Another classic Christina Aguilera interview is out!!
She talks about her new album, coming later this year. For anyone keeping track, Lotus came out in Nov 2012, so that's another 4 year album break for Xtina. But really longer, since Lotus was a fake album/era. Her humble thoughts:
I’ve been loosely working on it the last couple of years. But I really started toward the middle and end of last year to really buckle down and meet with new collaborators and producers, people I want to work with and people I have never worked with before. I can’t say much about it yet because I want to wait until it’s good and ready. I am working on it and will be ready when it can be the authentic masterpiece that it deserves to be. But later this year, most likely.
She talks about her idols, Whitney Houston and Etta James:
Definitely Whitney [Houston]. She’s the ultimate to me. Her and Etta James, both of whom are no longer with us. I would want that raw grit and soul and authenticity. Etta James had such raw vocal ability, and Whitney had this effortless vibrato with an amazing pop technicality.
Never one to miss an opportunity to compliment herself, she talks about her versatile she is:
I can be very eclectic and switch genres. I can sing anything from Andrea Bocelli and Puff Daddy to The Rolling Stones and Dave Navarro to something more obscure and ballad-esque. Being half-Spanish myself, that’s also an important part of my journey.
Or discuss how successful she started, and then had to find herself and beat the odds! Now she can share her story and educate aspiring singers.
When I first came on the scene, I wasn’t doing music what I personally wanted to do or music that was necessarily as heartfelt. I had a monster record, but I had to go in and work with other producers [later] to figure out musically what kind of artist I wanted to be and how to show my true self. Having to fight to be my own person and my own artist, I’ve learned a lot, so I’ll be sharing that to help others be able to come out the other side after the course, hopefully understanding themselves better without having had to sandpaper their way through.
Unbelievable!!...or all too predictable?