While NBC’s The Voice has dominated Christina Aguilera’s career in recent years, the singer is putting the focus more on her own music again these days with the release of her fifth studio album, Lotus.
She’s had her career ups and downs but Aguilera has come to know that she can count on her LGBT fan base.
‘I cannot be more thankful for the support over the years from the community,’ she tells The Advocate in an interview posted Wednesday (28 November). ‘Even when I felt I couldn’t stand, they held me up and supported me. I think we can each relate to each other and I am forever indebted.’
Aguilera agrees that her new song, Army of Me, would make a great anthem.
‘I actually feel that way, that I have an Army of Me — of people that are maybe misunderstood or don’t fit into the norm but deserve a voice and I wanted this song to be that for them,’ she says.
Her new album’s first single, Your Body, has drawn suggestions that the singer invokes that late Lucille Ball whose I Love Lucy sitcom remains popular with gays.
‘I love her,’ she says of the famous redhead. ‘People don’t realize that I really love watching old TV. I find the styles and even the storylines very funny and calming. So to say I channeled her is a huge compliment to me.’