"Bionic" by Christina Aguilera, June 8

It’s coming! Christina Aguilera is finally emerging from her creative hide-out with a new album, “Bionic” coming out on June 8. I have to say … it’s about time! What I like about Aguilera, besides her amazing voice, is that this is one artist who obviously doesn’t feel the need to rush the creative process. Look at her contemporaries: Spears, Madonna, GaGa – all have stuck to releasing a new album every 2-3 years. The results are mixed: we get some really good tracks and then some rather tired, dull ones. However, Aguilera is just prepping for her fourth album. Each album tends to have a theme and concept, something else a lot of artists these days are lacking in. Her new track “Not Myself Tonight” is debuting next week; she has a movie coming out at some point soon titled ‘Burlesque’ that features Cher. It’s  about time we’re getting some new, exciting music this year. Thus far 2010 has felt rather dull and lackluster considering most artists released material within the last quarter of 2009. Here’s a press release from Aguilera’s creative team about what we can expect:

Aguilera’s been hard at work in the studio for the past year and is pleased to announce the release of her highly anticipated 4th studio album Bionic (RCA Records) this summer. The first single from “Bionic” is the fiercely energetic anthem “Not Myself Tonight”, produced by Polow Da Don. The song will premiere on ChristinaAguilera.com at 6pm EDT on 3/30, impacts radio on 4/5 and will be available on iTunes on 4/13.

Bionic features songs co-written by Aguilera along with her much buzzed about collaborations including Sia, Tricky Stewart, Polow Da Don, Le Tigre, Hill & Switch, and Ladytron among others. Aguilera notes, “Working on this album with so many talented artists and producers that I admire was really an amazing experience. The artists I chose to work with added so many unique sonic layers to Bionic. My intention was to step into their world and what they do combined with my own vision and sound. The results were magic.”

Aguilera describes the album as a unique mix of many genres and styles of music, “I was able to explore and create a fresh, sexy feel using both electronic and organic elements with subject matter ranging from playful to introspective. I am so excited for my fans to hear the new sound. It is something I don’t think anyone will expect.”

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