Aguilera Doubles Up On New Album
Christina Aguilera's upcoming album, "Back to Basics," has grown into a double-disc affair, according to her spokesperson. The project will arrive Aug. 15 via RCA and is led by the single "Ain't No OtChristina Aguilera's upcoming album, "Back to Basics," has grown into a double-disc affair, according to her spokesperson. The project will arrive Aug. 15 via RCA and is led by the single "Ain't No Other Man," which can be purchased via Apple's iTunes Music Store. Aguilera debuted the cut over the weekend at the MTV Movie Awards.
As previously reported, the set find Aguilera paying tribute to soul, jazz and blues from the 1920s, '30s and '40s with assistance from producers DJ Premier and Linda Perry. "They're going to see a whole other side of Christina," Perry previously told Billboard.com of her contributions, which rely exclusively on live instrumentation.
I really like to go left field, think a little bit out of the box and go with someone, maybe a little bit more obscure, that I really respect," Aguilera told Billboard earlier this year of her decision to work with DJ Premier. "Not to say that Premier is that, but just to say that I'm not going to go to the obvious person, say, the Neptunes, Pharrell or Lil Jon. I really like to go someplace different that people haven't approached."
Other tracks set "Back to Basics" include "Save My From Myself" (dedicated to Aguilera's new husband, Jordan Bratman), "Candy Man," "I Got Trouble," "Thank You" (which features bits of prior Aguilera hit "Genie a Bottle") and "Still Dirrty," described by RCA as a "sassy club track.