Christina Aguilera Smokes In “You Lost Me” Video

Don’t let the remix fool you. Christina Aguilera’s “You Lost Me”, one of a handful of Bionic tracks co-written by Sia, is one slow, sad survey over the wreckage of a relationship sunk by cheating. Now (with our memories of her last video misadventure fading, perhaps) Christina’s back with a video to match her somber ballad — and it opens with a smoking gun. Watch her after the jump:

We’ve been looking forward to this video since Christina first performed the song on the American Idol finale, and ace director Anthony Mandler served the song well by shrouding it in simple but dark atmospherics.

Has Christina found Bionic‘s “Beautiful”? One thing’s for sure. No one will say this video rips off Lady Gaga.