Life just keeps getting better for Christina Aguilera fans these days. The blonde belter introduced the soulful ballad “Lift Me Up” (from her forthcoming Bionic) with a powerful performance on Friday’s Hope For Haiti Now telethon, and this morning fans are jamming to another new track: “Spotlight,” the first track from the soundtrack to the Christina/Cher movie-musical, Burlesque. Listen to the toe-tapping throwback after the jump.
(Ignore the warbling DJ introducing the track and that interruption in the middle – we’ll keep looking for a cleaner version.)[wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Spotlight-MMML.mp3" text="Christina Aguilera - Spotlight"]
Though Christina seemed to be taking a detour through electro with her most recent studio work (see “Keeps Gettin’ Better”), the music from Burlesque sounds like the best of her swingin’ Back To Basics stuff. It’s a throwback to the 40s, spiced with touches of jazz, pop, blues, swing, and big-band. It isn’t new ground for Aguilera like it was back in 2006. But her voice fits those stylized retro songs so well, we don’t really mind.
“Spotlight” does, however, pique our curiosity about Burlesque — what decade is it set in? Will the film’s soundtrack will span various musical genres (as did Christina’s last major movie vehicle, Moulin Rouge)?. In any case, we’re stoked for November 2010, the movie’s scheduled release date — but now we’re really psyched for April. Will Bionic swing too?