Christina is on an RnB/Hip-Hop tip for her next album. The upcoming record titled Liberation includes collaborations some of the genre's most popular artists like Goldlink and Anderson .Paak. Today, the artist shares a preview of "Maria," a track produced by Kanye West. The instrumental features trap-y hi-hats, a heavy kick, and seesaw clavs. There are also hyped up strings cutting through the mix. Yeezy made this one bump hard enough for non-dancers to krump to. As for the vocals, Christina delivers her usual sound. Her voice is recognizable no matter what phase she lives in. From her exploration of the big band era with Back to Basics, her bad girl side on Stripped to her spritely debut Genie in a Bottle, her vocals are always on point.
She says her inspiration comes from the desires of her inner-child. Watch this clip for her take on the inspirational pull that led to this album.
How was I supposed to know?
That it would cost my soul
Nothin is free', outchea
I wanna breathe outchea
And how am I supposed to face this lonely life I've created?
Is that the price that I'm payin'
I wanna feel it