Christina Aguilera just released “Accelerate,” her first new single in six years, and now she’s sharing some insight into what her life has been like over the past few years.
Christina just shared a five-minute video, titled “Where’s Maria,” in which she gets quite vulnerable with fans. "I don't know why we hurt ourselves to please someone else's perception of self," she says. "I'm sorry to my own reflection, I'm sorry for putting you down. I'm sorry I struggle accepting the beauty that lies in myself."
She continues, "I feel in life when you get to a place where you feel so comfortable and so routine, then you know you have to stop and start from scratch.”
Christina also talks about the inspiration for her upcoming album “Liberation,” noting, “To me, the purest of reason is to get back to that little girl who just wants to be inspired again by truth and by that sense of passion for music and singing and just feeling free and alive again.” As for her six-year break, she explains, “I’ve stepped so far away from that little girl, and if that means going away for a little while and figuring out who you are again and what you need to say, then that’s what you need to do.”
Finally, she notes, "I am sensitive. I am emotional. I am vulnerable. I'm strong. I'm passionate, devoted, intuitive. I'm grounded. I'm me."
The clip ends with Christina singing an a cappella version or what could be a new song.