August 29, 2013


Christina Aguilera's "Let There Be Love" Finally Debuts

Apparently I'm not the only one who thought this single should've dropped sooner.

Christina, looking trim, happy and absolutely carefree while delivering a heartfelt message to her loyal fans, is finally releasing "Let There Be Love" as her next single. The super-charged dancefloor anthem is a no-brainer when it comes to selecting Top 40 radio-friendly jams. Yet, nearly a year after releasing Lotus, why now? This should have been the obvious choice after the lukewarm reception for "Your Body" put a damper on her alleged comeback.

As for the video: I don't want to hate -- because that would go against the song's blatant message -- but to me, it reeks of a record label (or management team) trying to ride the coattails of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's "Same Love" or any other pop song with social relevance. That, or a last-ditch attempt to salvage an album before it's completely forgotten and finds a home in the High Profile Pop Album Graveyard.

Don't get me wrong. If you know me well enough, you know Xtina's still one of my five all-time favorite artists. That's why it's a little disheartening for me to see such a great track receive the shot-on-a-Flipcam-and-edited-on-iMovie treatment. The song screams glitter and choreography.


Here's hoping that this is all just a teaser of what's to come...

Or just file this under When Bad Music Video Happent to Great Pop Songs.

@TheFirstEcho

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