Christina Aguilera Claims ‘Lotus’ Inspired by ‘The Voice’ Singers
Christina Aguilera’s upcoming album Lotus, her first in two years, drops in November. And, for more time to focus on this aspect of her career, she is leaving The Voice after this season. But, before that point, MTV interviewed the “Your Body” singer about her upcoming album and found that, while Aguilera has been a mentor on the show, The Voice’s contestants and experience have both been an inspiration.
Aguilera explains that being a judge has reinvigorated her motivation, giving her the drive she had earlier in her career. Being a judge and mentor, as well, has pushed her toward being a role model others again.
Her recent team, additionally, has acted as an impetus toward being in the spotlight again as a singer. For those not following the current Voice season, most of the contestants working with Aguilera are clearly pop. She explained to MTV: "This year in particular, season three, I have a very pop-oriented team. And they come to me and they're like, 'You know, I remember being in my room trying to dissect and learn all of the little ad libs and your technique and the runs and things like that, hitting your notes.' It inspired me also to want to give more of myself vocally on this record to let the next generation of great singers evolve and be inspired once again to dissect and learn certain lyrics and things."
Staying on The Voice, it seems, would be complacency for Aguilera, and she does not want to become a has-been or dated pop star. About this album, she said: "I wanted to make a record that speaks to those fans who grew up listening to my music and yet reintroduce new fans ... watching me on 'The Voice' at 6 years old who don't know about my first record."