“Your Body” is Christina Aguilera‘s new electronic-pop dance single from her upcoming seventh album Lotus. If the The Voice judge was going for a track suited for club speakers and late night feel good dancing then she nailed it. The up-tempo drum beat coupled with her belting vocals makes for a fun enough party song. At the same time it’s sultry with the “tonight’s your lucky night, I know you want it” chorus. Problem is–it sounds like any other electronic dance music (EDM) song. There isn’t any unique quality–not even Christina’s amazing vocals–that differentiate this song from an Usher or Pitbull or any other of the slews of artists making EDM tunes.
For a lead single “Your Body” is good enough, but it’s not great. X-Tina has never been a mediocre artist with that angelic voice so powerful it could move mountains. This song, unfortunately, doesn’t jump out as a standout first single; and that’s mostly because it’s unoriginal. That’s not to say “Your Body” won’t top the charts or bang out in a club full of drunken 20-year-olds. For an artist of her caliber it’s just ok. And getting “ok” from a superb artist is like settling for pizza when you really want sirloin. Both are good, but the latter would be much more appetizing.
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