Christina Aguilera Pushes The Pram

Somehow I missed the news that Christina Aguilera was going to sing a track for the comic book tie-in The Spirit, although that could be because the film itself barely blipped onto my radar. Speaking of blips, “Falling In Love Again (Can’t Help It)” is an eight-minute plugged-in reworking of the Frederik Hollander/Sammy Lerner song first brought to prominence by Marlene Dietrich, and subsequently covered by lots of other acts; Aguilera’s version has a musical bed that echoes the moody electro of Broadcast and Pram, and a remarkably restrained vocal take. Clip after the jump.

Christina Aguilera – “Falling In Love Again (Can’t Help It)” [YouTube]

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  • Ned Raggett

    Frank Miller is doubtless blaming the failure of that thing on everyone but himself.

  • brasstax

    Along with the new material on her best of and now this, I really can’t wait for her next record.

  • bcapirigi

    bryan ferry’s falling in love again, from 2000 or so, is still my favorite.

  • ITMS

    “a remarkably restrained vocal take”

    I wrote something very similar about the song a while back. I love that this is the way of saying, “Thank heavens she didn’t over-sing this shit.”