First off, let me say Ms. Xtina looks stunning on the cover! Before her Twitter Q&A, Christina sat down with Billboard magazine and gave them a first listen to her new album Lotus , leaving The Voice, disscuses Britney on The X Factor, potential for touring, and suprisingly, addressed the lackluster sales for her 2010 album Bionic.
Check out some choice quotes below!
On her new album, Lotus:
This album represents a celebration of the new me, and to me the lotus has always represented this unbreakable flower that withstands any harsh weather conditions in its surroundings, that withstands time and remains beautiful and strong throughout the years. Once I could start writing my own songs, beginning with Stripped, I tried to infuse as much as I could to promote strength and inspire people with that message. And now I’m at a place at 31, where the last time I felt this way was when I was 21 with Stripped and I had a lot to say and a lot to express.
On lackluster sales of Bionic:
With Bionic I fully went in there with [the idea], “I’m going to experiment and not be commercial or pop.” [...]I can proudly say it was ahead of its time, to be honest. It wasn’t so commercialized. You had to really be a music lover, be a true fan of music and the love of being open to really appreciate that record. It’s just a special piece in my body of work that will forever live on. The older the record gets the more people will come to appreciate it actually and check it out.
On taking a break from The Voice
Mark made it very clear that these chairs are always our chairs. He said, ‘I understand the only reason the show’s going to work is if it doesn’t get stale.’ And he totally understood that I needed something to fulfill my creative soul, and said, ‘This chair will always be yours to come back to whenever you do what makes you the best.’ I’ll probably be back. I just need to do my thing for a minute, then I can come back and be that much better of a coach. I just need a second to get back to me.
On potential touring for Lotus:
We’re still trying to figure that out. My fans do deserve to see me back out on the road. It’ll be exciting for me. The road is a lot of work. I want to make sure the timing is right and that I’m fully ready to go, otherwise I would have to pull tickets if I’m not feeling it. I want to press the fact that I want to be feeling it before I go out.
On watching Britney on The X Factor
[Laughs] I have no time to even watch my own show. So there’s your answer.