We’ve been waiting to hear Christina Aguilera‘s new single “Your Body” longer than we can remember, and today the demo recording of Xtina’s collaboration with pop hitmaker Max Martin has finally surfaced. Head below to stream the song (before it inevitably gets taken down).
We’re quite surprised that Xtina picked this song as her album’s lead single, and as the song to return her to the top of the charts. It’s a mid-tempo club tune — a little too slow to dance to, though — with fairly pedestrian come-ons (“It’s true what you heard / I am a freak, I’m disturbed… We’re moving faster than slow / If you don’t know where to go, I’ll finish off on my own”).
We assume there will be an edited-for-radio version, with the key line changed to: “all I want to do is *rock* your body…” — changing key words didn’t hold back her fellow The Voice judge Cee Lo Green from winning with “F**k You” and it’s SFW edited version, which nearly topped the Billboard Hot 100.
But “Your Body” isn’t a great showcase for Aguilera’s amazing vocals, nor is it a “Here I Am!” type number that would command everyone’s attention. Honestly, after the disaster that was Bionic, we expected something a bit more exciting from Aguilera, at least for the first single. (It’s eons better — and way less embarrassing — than “Not Myself Tonight”, at least.)