Christina Aguilera put 'blood, sweat and tears' into album

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera's seventh album, 'Lotus', was made with "blood, sweat and tears" and she hopes it will inspire a younger generation.

Christina Aguilera's 'Lotus' was made with "blood, sweat and tears".

The singer spent a great deal of time making her seventh album, and after the relative commercial failure of her last record, 2010's 'Bionic', felt she had something to prove.

She told MTV: "As in every record, it's my heart. It's a labour of love. It's not just songs to me; these are blood, sweat and tears and stuff from the heart."

The 31-year-old singer also hopes the album sounds futuristic enough connect with the stars of tomorrow.

She added: "You'll hear on this record that I've written songs for the next generation to hopefully inspire new singers of raw talent and realness. I definitely wanted to have fun and make 'Lotus' about freedom."

Christina added one of the tracks she has previewed from the album, 'Army of Me', is a sequel to her 2003 empowerment anthem, 'Fighter'.

She said: "This song is a really fun uptempo, and I wanted to do sort of a 'Fighter 2.0' inspirational uptempo for the younger generation, because I felt they should have it.

"All these six-year-olds who weren't around for the actual 'Fighter,' this is my chance to recharge it, rejuvenate it and do something modernised for them."

'Lotus' is released next week.


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