Christina Aguilera has made her return to music. After 6 long years of having her fans ask “where’s the new album?” (which she has been working on for a while), Aguilera is finally giving fans what they want. Sort of.

The self proclaimed diva aka fighter aka Xtina had been teasing at something for the past coupkn of months. Beginning with a stunning photo suit and interview with Pap r Magazine yo a revamp on her Instagram page where she began to sport a new look. Gone we’re the red lips and swapped for nude colors. No more long blond hair as we now see her in a pulled back platinum do.

Her Instagram stories had shows cryptic videos and photos from what seemed to be photo shoots and yesterday she revealed new music would drop Thursday morning.

A new day revealed a new era of the Grammy award winning songstress as she beers in a new musical direction: R&B and Hip Hop. Her first single, titled “Accelerate” features rappers Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz in a song that focuses on showing off status and excusing confidence. Anyone who knows Xtina will tell you that being in charge of her life and her career is of vast importance to her which is why these genes will recur in all of her music at one point or another.

Pulling back from her usual belted vocals, this song gives us a more restrained Aguilera and showcases her smooth voice as she copes toward the end of the track. The single came with an accompanying music video which continues in true Xtina fashion posing in sex appeal and in your face imagery.

Aguilera later revealed the album cover, title and track listing via twitter:

She didn’t stop with the surprises there. In an interview with Billboard,

Aguilera dished why she left The Voice and how she really feels bout the show. “It became something that I didn’t feel was what I had signed up for in season one,” she says. “You realize it’s not about music. It’s about making good TV moments and massaging a story.

“I didn’t get into this business to be a television show host and to be given all these [rules],” she continues. “Especially as a female: You can’t wear this, can’t say that. I would find myself on that show desperately trying to express myself through clothing or makeup or hair. It was my only kind of outlet.”

But what fans have been dying to hear is finally happening, Christina will be going on tour! “Touring is so frightening to me, because I am a mom first,” she admits. “It’s part of why I stayed in the position I was [at The Voice]. It’s easy to get comfortable and cushy in the same place and not have to worry about uprooting your kids. I’ve been putting myself on the back burner.” But now, she says, “it needs to happen. I’m looking forward to getting back out and actually showing my kids what Mommy really does!”

Aguilera also hopes to release a second Latin album, do more acting (she already has a small role in Drake Doremus’ sci-fi romance Zoe) and maybe even hitting Broadway. For now, check out the new song and music video below.

Liberation comes out June 15 and is now available for preorder at Christina’s main site.

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