Single Review: Christina Aguilera – Change

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Christina Aguilera dedicates new release to Orlando
It has been a long time since we heard new music by Christina Aguilera, but she is finally back. After her 2012 album Lotus didn’t produce the success she hoped for, she focused on her side jobs, like coaching on The Voice, for a while. Her collaboration ‘Say Something’ with A Great Big World became a huge worldwide hit however and she is now ready to try her luck on her own again. ‘Change’ is the first song taken from a new upcoming studio album. The track is dedicated to the victims of the shooting in Orlando and their families.

Aguilera shows this dedication is not some publicity stunt, but a genuine gesture, as she donates all the proceeds of this single to the National Compassion Fund, that benefits the families of the victims affected by the shooting in gay bar Pulse in Orlando last weekend. That is a heart warming decision Christina! But what does ‘Change’ sound like? Like you would expect from Aguilera, it is a ballad with some serious vocal acrobatics. The song is based on just a beat and piano and it is all about the lyrics. “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”, she sings emotionally. In the chorus she states she is waiting for a change, “waiting for the day when hate is lost and love is found”. It is not like we haven’t heard tracks like this with similar lyrics before, but it does sound heartfelt and honest. Aguilera remains hopeful for a better future, like we all should do: “And one day we won’t have to sing this chorus.”

Buy the track on iTunes to donate some money to the families of the victims in Orlando.

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