Christina Aguilera releases her first album, Liberation in more than five years
Aguilera, who released singles "Accelerate" and "Fall in Line" ahead of the LP's release, tweeted earlier this week: "I encourage any fighter/ survivor to be unafraid to go against the grain & search for your own true version of you! Let loose, be free..." And she seems to have done that — the record is full of the type of uninhibited grooves and soul that first put her one-of-a-kind vocals on the map.
Aguilera told Billboard in May that her new album feels like a comfortable return to her roots, and is a collection of songs that speak most genuinely to her innate talents.
“At the end of the day, I am a soul singer,” she says. “When you strip back the words ‘pop star’ and the many things that I’ve done, singing soulfully is where my core, my root and my heart really is. And as you can see, it’s what I’m inspired by.”
She added that while she's excited to head out on tour soon (her next begins on September 25) — her first since becoming a mother — she knows challenges await, too.