Christina Aguilera has dropped the music video for her powerful new ballad, “Fall In Line,” featuring Demi Lovato. The symbolic clip shows the two singers in a kind of prison where the inmates are forced to perform in front of cameras and, it is suggested, sexually please the officers. Both Xtina and Lovato help each other break free while singing about not falling in line.
The video’s images are not only in line with recent movements that seek to empower women like #MeToo and Time’s Up, but they also reflect the tone of the song. “It’s just the way it is/And maybe it’s never gonna change/But I got a mind to show my strength/And I got a right to speak my mind,” Aguilera sings on the chorus. “Show some skin, make him want you/Cause God forbid you/Know your own way home/Ask yourself why it matters/Who it flatters/You’re more than flesh and bones,” Lovato sings in her verse.
The song is the latest chapter in Aguilera’s comeback, which will reach its nadir when her eighth studio album, Liberation, finally drops on June 15.
Alongside the album, she’s also announced her first tour in 10 years and dropped another single, “Accelerate” featuring Ty Dolla Sign and 2 Chainz. The song was produced by Mike Dean, Che Pope, and Kanye West. West has also procured another song off Liberation, titled “Maria.” The album will also feature Anderson .Paak, Keida, and Shenseea.