Christina Aguilera Explains New Song “Change,” Says New Album Out Later This Year

Following the release of her new single “Change” in the wee hours of the morning, Christina Aguilera called in to On Air With Ryan Seacrest to discuss the song’s powerful message of tolerance. The track was co-written with Fancy Hagood (aka Who Is Fancy) and Flo Reutter, and Xtina explained that she rushed to make the song available to her fans after the recent tragic events in Orlando.

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“In light of the tragedy in Orlando and what happened to Christina Grimmie, who was such an amazing person — also I [was] such a huge fan — I had to rush to get this song out here, to help people try and heal,” Aguilera told Ryan Seacrest. “Music is the biggest healer that we have, so it was very important to me that I rush to get this out as a message of hope that I feel like we all need to hear.”

Xtina added that she’s been working on her album for some time now and her fans play a big part in the forthcoming LP, which says will be out “by the end of the year.”

“The whole record is dedicated to my fighters, my fans out there,” Aguilera noted. “And the whole message that I always have been about is to give the message of hope for everybody out there who needs that message of hope and love”

Seacrest asked the singer if she feels like we’ve made progress on being a more tolerant society since Aguilera was a young girl. “With every backstep that we have, we always have to look to the future and look at the positive and look at the progress that we made and always find the opportunity to change,” she replied. “I think there are still leaps and bounds to go.”

Listen to Christina’s full chat with Ryan Seacrest above.

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