Recent weeks have been kind to Christina Aguilera fans. After making her return to music with the Kanye West co-produced "Accelerate," Aguilera shared the ballad "Twice" before unleashing an extended run of tour dates. Now, at exactly the moment during the week in which I start to question everything I've ever done, Aguilera has calmed such existential angst with the release of yet another new Liberation cut.
"Fall in Line," a new collab with Demi Lovato, popped up Wednesday with an accompanying lyric video. Aguilera and Lovato will give the new song its live debut on this Sunday's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. In the meantime, catch the lyric video up top.
The Liberation Tour, featuring support from reliably on-point live performer Big Boi, kicks off Sept. 25 at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. Coming full circle, the tour will also wrap in Florida with a Nov. 13 date at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg. Ticket info can be found here.
In a new interview with W, Aguilera detailed her six-year break from releasing new music and revealed that West also produced another track on Liberation. In fact, the track in question—the Jackson 5-sampling "Maria"—is her personal favorite. "Kanye, you know, he says things," Aguilera said. "His mind works in mysterious ways. I'll just say that. I've always been a fan of his music.... If anything, he gives with his gut. You can feel it in his beats. It's genuine. It feels like his truth, even if it's not going to go over well. But he really spoke to me."
West, she added, has a "different way of thinking' and is sometimes "a little misunderstood." According to an in-article note from writer Fan Zhong, West's much-discussed TMZ Live appearance had aired earlier on the same day as her Aguilera interview.
Liberation, which also features production from Mike Dean and Anderson .Paak, is out June 15. Here's the tracklist:
- "Searching For Maria"
- "Sick Of Sittin'"
- "Fall In Line" f/ Demi Lovato
- "Right Moves" f/ Keida & Shenseea
- "Like I Do"
- "I Don't Need It Anymore (Interlude)"
- "Accelerate" f/ Ty Dolla Sign & 2 Chainz
- "Unless It's With You"