Christina Aguilera was inspired by Jazz artists such as Billie Holiday on her upcoming album, Back To Basics. She tells Rolling Stone that the new album is a "throwback style using horn samples so it sounds gritty and old. But we've been able to splice it into something that people can still dance to in the clubs."
Aguilera worked on her new album with beatmakers such as DJ Premier and Mark Ronson. "There's a lot of stuff that people haven't heard from me before," said Aguilera. "On one song, I'm just right above the mike. There's no reverb. There's no effects. There's no belting at all - nothing."
The Pop diva is once again working with producer/songwriter Linda Perry, who also worked with the singer on Stripped. "We dove headfirst into a Twenties and Thirties-era vibe," said Aguilera. "We have a song that sounds like you walked into a 1920s burlesque club." One of the tracks, called "Candy Man," is reported to be very reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters and another song is a ballad dedicated to her new husband, entitled "Save Me From Myself."
Back To Basics is expected to be released this June. Aguilera has yet to decide if the album will be released as a single or double disc.