Christina Aguilera ended her 6-year drought yesterday releasing her new Kanye West-produced single "Accelerate" featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz.
It is a bit of a sharp shift sonically from Christina’s last ballad-heavy album, but she tells Billboard:
"To me, there’s nothing like an amazing hip-hop beat. At the end of the day, I am a soul singer. 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."
"Accelerate" is out now, listen to it below:
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