The singer unleashes her inner bohemian bad girl in the video, which was directed by Melina Matsoukas. A newly released teaser shows Aguilera hitchhiking her way through the desert, hanging out with her girlfriends in a trailer park and even catching up on her favorite TV shows.
Then, Aguilera — wearing a less-than-subtle “F*** the Paparazzi” t-shirt — pulls a signature diva move and lights a trail of gasoline on fire, causing a car to explode in the background.
Does that scene look familiar?
It should: it’s almost an exact replica of the one Mariah Careyfilmed for her “I Stay in Love” video in 2008. As for the hitchhiking part, Carey’s been there, done that: she also thumbed her way through a desert — in Vegas — in “I Stay in Love.”Beyonce, meanwhile, also had an exploding-car scene in “Crazy in Love” (2003).
“Your Body” is the lead single off the singer’s forthcoming album, Lotus. This will be Aguilera’s first record since 2010′s underwhelming Bionic. The singer promises that Lotus will have a little something for everyone.
“Conceptually, I didn’t target one particular sound/genre,” Aguilera tweeted during a Twitter Q&A with her fans. “I made [music] that felt good.”
However, there’s a reason why she named her album after — as she described it — “the unbreakable flower … no matter the harshest of conditions, it still survives and it thrives through time.” Finding the time to record the album wasn’t easy. With her hectic schedule, Aguilera splits her time between filming her hit NBC show, The Voice, working on her music career and taking care of her 4-year-old son Max.
“It was really hard for me to sort of juggle everything. Being a mom, being on The Voice, which is crazy long hours,” said Aguilera during an interview with Vevo News. “Every project I put my foot forward in doing I believe wholeheartedly, passionately in, so I can’t give anything less than 150 percent and we’re you’re going, going, going like that it’s a lot of work.”
“Your Body” was produced by hit-maker Max Martin. Are you excited for Xtina’s new music? Sound off in the comments!