Christina Aguilera’s New Song “Change”: Listen To The Poignant Ballad

“Who you love or the color of your skin, or the place that you were born and grew up in, shouldn’t decide how you will be treated.”

Poignant words from Christina Aguilera via her new song “Change,” which was a surprise release at midnight on June 17. Well, okay — on Thursday evening we did have an inkling that the 35-year-old was going to drop the song, which is dedicated to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. And sure enough, the track is now available via iTunes and Apple Music. Welcome back, Xtina.

“Change” is a ballad that never teeters toward the overly dramatic. Instead, it touts subtlety and atmosphere over slick production or vocal acrobatics. Who’d have guessed?

Give “Change” a listen above, and see what you think of the Voice diva’s return.

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