Christina Aguilera can feel pretty good about Burlesque‘s decent opening weekend, but the singer should feel a whole lot more confident about her new song with T.I., the beautiful “Castle Walls.” As we mentioned before, this honest, introspective No Mercy track has the potential to become a huge hit for T.I., on par with Alex Da Kid’s previous smash rap song he produced for Eminem and Rihanna, “Love The Way You Lie”. Listen below.[wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/castlewalls-ileaks.mp3" text="T.I. feat. Christina Aguilera - Castle Walls" dl="0"]
“Observing the estate through the gate thought the outside looking in / Bet you would think I got it made, better look again / Got a butler, got a maid and a mansion / The belief is that I’m living out a millonaire’s fantasy, ” raps T.I., explaining that his life seems a lot more glamorous than it really is. (Or at least how it used to look before his recent depressing blog entry detailing how horrible prison is.)
We’re loving this tune, a bright spot for both T.I. and Xtina after the not-so-great years both artists have had. (Divorces, arrests, Bionic, etc.) Unfortunately, Tip won’t be able to star in the inevitable single’s music video, unless, of course, he filmed his scenes before surrendering himself, Lil Wayne-style. Actually, it’s fine by us if T.I. sits the video out, as we think the clip for “Castle Walls” should be cast with some high-profile movie stars like Em and RiRi’s vid.
Who do you see starring in the video? How about future Oscar hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco? And what do you think of the song itself? Do you hear a hit?