Christina Aguilera’s ‘Lotus’ Features ‘The Voice’ Coaches Blake Shelton + Cee Lo Green
Christina Aguilera had a huge hit when she and Maroon 5 teamed up for ‘Moves Like Jagger,’ and she’s aiming for lightning to strike twice — three times, actually. The petite songstress duets with her other fellow coaches of ‘The Voice,’ Cee Lo Green and country crooner Blake Shelton, on two ‘Lotus’ tracks.
At a listening party in Santa Monica, Calif., fans and press were treated to a first listen to ‘Lotus,’ the followup to Aguilera’s underwhelming ‘Bionic.’ Sources say she was super excited to play her new music as well as inspired by the aspiring singers on her show (an idea she’s reiterated).
As for the songs themselves? We hear they’re good! Aguilera joins forces with Cee Lo on ‘Make the World Move,’ which was described as “upbeat, soulful, all around fun.” That certainly sounds like Cee Lo to us!
Aguilera’s duet with Shelton, ‘Just a Fool,’ has, naturally, a country twinge to it and was described as “very pretty and emotional.” Aguilera reportedly also spoke really highly of Shelton as a musician, a coach and a person. We love that!
The other tracks include ‘Circles,’ which was described as ‘Fighter’ but “more tongue in cheek,” anti-bullying anthem ‘Sing for Me,’ Max Martin collaboration ‘Let There Be Love,’ ‘Blank Page’ (written by Sia!) and the edgy ‘Cease Fire.’ Obviously, ‘Your Body’ is also on the track listing, even if it hasn’t gotten as much chart love as we think it deserves!
Though we peons won’t be able to hear ‘Lotus’ until Nov. 13 when it comes out, we will be able to hear some of the tracks when Aguilera performs a medley of the album’s songs at the American Music Awards. Can’t wait, XTina!
Watch the Christina Aguilera ‘Your Body’ Video