Watch Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato escape the patriarchy in ‘Fall in Line’

After dropping the audio version of her latest single and then giving a stellar performance at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato have returned with the official video for “Fall in Line.” On Wednesday (May 23), the powerhouse duo premiered the music video for their female empowerment anthem. The almost five-minute long clip begins with two little girls, presumably meant to be Aguilera and Lovato, playing in a field.

Out of nowhere, two soldiers — dressed in black from head to toe — appear. Each soldier grabs a little girl, separating them from one another. Flash forward, and we see a makeup-less Aguilera laying on a cot in what looks to be some sort of prison. The viewer watches as two soldiers hold onto Aguilera, manhandling her as if she were some kind of doll while she stands in front of a white screen with cameras pointed at her.

As Aguilera begins to sing the song, the viewer watches as the camera angles shift from the white room to a surveillance room where a woman sits watching the medley of television screens. For a brief second, the viewer see a similarly  makeup-less Lovato on one of the many screens.

During the second verse, the viewer finally gets to see Lovato, who like Aguilera, is posed in front of a white screen in front of a slew of cameras. In a not-so-surprising move, given the content of the lyrics, Aguilera and Lovato manage to escape their captors and return to the real world. Watch the full music video for “Fall in Line” above.

“Fall in Line” will join previously released tracks “Twice” and “Accelerate” on Aguilera’s upcoming release. Liberation is due out June 15 through RCA Records.

In support of the 15-track album, the pop star announced last week plans to hit the North American touring circuit in the fall for her first tour in over ten years. The Liberation tour will kick off on Sept. 25 at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida and conclude a month and a half later on Nov. 13 at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tickets for the upcoming trek are currently available here. Every tour ticket purchased will include a free copy of Aguilera’s new album. The full list of Liberation tour dates can be found here.

Listen: Christina Aguilera drops Demi Lovato duet

Ever since Christina Aguilera announced the release of her eighth studio album, it seems likes the pop star is ready to have her fans hear all the songs before its official release date. On Wednesday (May 16), the songstress unveiled the lyric video for her duet with Demi Lovato, “Fall in Line.”

The four-minute song features Aguilera and Lovato singing about the every day struggles females around the world go through. Some of the lyrics makes references to being patronized, being told not to have self-confidence, and connecting your self-worth to how the male gaze perceives you. While these every day issues are sung about in the verses, the empowering message comes in during the chorus where Aguilera preaches that women are not meant follow this rhetoric and will not “fall in line.” Listen to “Fall in Line” above.

Aguilera and Lovato will perform “Fall in Line” live during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards this Sunday, May 20.

For Lovato fans, the collaboration did not come as much of surprise. Back in February, the “Cool for the Summer” singer announced that she had worked with an idol of hers on a new song, but could not reveal their identity at the time.

“I did a collaboration with one of my biggest idols. I can’t give away who it is yet, but you’ll find out soon,” Lovato said.

Soon after, Aguilera unveiled the complete track listing for her new album which featured Lovato on track number six.

“We went through a few names of women. I needed a belty singer and she [Lovato] took it to the next level, I almost cried when I frost heard her on the record.”

“Fall in Line” will join previously released tracks “Twice” and “Accelerate” on Aguilera’s upcoming release. Liberation is due out June 15 through RCA Records.

In support of the 15-track album, the pop star announced last  week plans to hit the North American touring circuit in the fall for her first tour in over ten years. The Liberation tour will kick off on Sept. 25 at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida and conclude a month and a half later on Nov. 13 at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tickets for the upcoming trek will go on sale beginning next Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. local time. Every tour ticket purchased will include a free copy of Aguilera’s new album. The full list of Liberation tour dates can be found here.

Christina Aguilera drops new song ‘Twice’

It’s almost hard to believe it was just a week ago when Christina Aguilera announced the release of her eighth studio album. With a new album, a massive tour, a previously scheduled live television performance, and a bumping single, what is a pop star to do? Release another new song, apparently.

On Friday (May 11), the “Beautiful” singer debuted “Twice,” her second official single off Liberation. Listen to the brand new, four-minute ballad above.

“Twice” will join Aguilera’s Kanye West-produced first single “Accelerate” on her forthcoming album. Liberation is due out June 15 via her longtime home of RCA Records. Pre-orders for Liberation are currently available on Aguilera’s website.

In support of the 15-track album, the pop star announced earlier this week plans to hit the North American touring circuit in the fall for her first tour in over ten years. The Liberation tour will kick off on Sept. 25 at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida and conclude a month and a half later on Nov. 13 at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tickets for the upcoming trek will go on sale beginning next Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. local time. Every tour ticket purchased will include a free copy of Aguilera’s new album. The full list of Liberation tour dates can be found here.

Aguilera was recently confirmed as one of the many performances set to take the stage during this year’s Billboard Music Awards. Demi Lovato will join Aguilera on stage for the live debut of their song “Fall in Line.” The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will take place on May 20, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The complete event will air live on NBC beginning at 8 p.m. EST.

Christina Aguilera to take ‘Liberation’ on the road in the fall

Christina Aguilera may have just let the world know that her new album will see a release date of June 15, but don’t expect the pop star to slow down any time soon. On Wednesday (May 9), the songstress confirmed plans to hit the road in support of the new record in the fall. Titled the Liberation tour, the upcoming excursion will be her first in more than a decade. The tour will find the “Beautiful” singer performing at venues across North America during the months of September, October, and November.

The Liberation tour will kick off on Sept. 25 at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida and conclude a month and a half later on Nov. 13 at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida. The 24-stop tour will also include stops in major cities including Washington, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Las Vegas. Though the vast majority of the tour will take place in the United States, there will be one stop in Canada at the Casino Rama in Orilla, Ontario.

Tickets for the Liberation tour will go on sale beginning next Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. local time. Every tour ticket purchased will include a free copy of Aguilera’s new album.

Last week, Aguilera formally announced the release of her eighth studio album, Liberation. In conjunction with the new album’s announcement, she released the official music video for the record’s lead single “Accelerate.” The track was produced by Kanye West and features rappers Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz. Watch the music video above.

Earlier this week, Aguilera was confirmed as one of the many performances to take the stage during this year’s Billboard Music Awards. Demi Lovato will join Aguilera on stage for the live debut of “Fall in Line.” The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will take place on May 20, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The complete event will air live on NBC beginning at 8 p.m. EST.

For now, the complete list of tour dates for Aguilera’s Liberation tour can be seen below.

LIBERATION NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 2018:

Sept. 25 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
Sept. 28 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sept. 30 – Washington, DC – The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Oct. 3 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Oct. 4 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Oct. 6 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Oct. 8 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre
Oct. 11 – Orillia, ON – Casino Rama Resort
Oct. 13 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre Detroit
Oct. 16 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
Oct. 17 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
Oct. 19 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Oct. 22 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre
Oct. 24 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Oct. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
Oct. 27 – Las Vegas, NV – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Oct. 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Nov. 1 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Nov. 3 – Thackerville, OK – WinStar World Casino and Resort
Nov. 4 – Tulsa, OK – Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort
Nov. 6 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
Nov. 9 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
Nov. 11 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre Atlanta
Nov. 13 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Mahaffey Theatre

Christina Aguilera announces ‘Liberation’ with new song

Christina Aguilera is back and ready to begin a new era in her career. On Thursday (May 3), the pop star announced that her eighth studio album will see a release time frame of early summer. The new record will be titled Liberation and will be released on June 15 through her longtime home of RCA Records.

The singer’s latest effort will feature a total of 15 news tracks including her recently released first single, “Accelerate.” Just like her previously album, Lotus, Aguilera is the executive producer on the album.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, Aguilera unveiled the music video for Liberation first single. The new tune features rappers Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz. Watch the Zoey Grossman-directed clip above.

Pre-orders for Liberation are currently available on Aguilera’s website. In addition to Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz, the new album will also feature a duet with Demi Lovato (“Fall in Love”) and vocal contributions from Jamaican dancehall singers Keida & Shenseea (“Right Moves.”).

Liberation will be the long-awaited follow-up to Aguilera’s 2012 release, Lotus. Though Lotus was Aguilera’s least successful record both in sales and reviews, it still managed to debut at the number seven spot on the Billboard 200 chart and sell a total of 73,408 units in its first week.

For now, the complete track listing for Liberation can be found below.

LIBERATION TRACK LIST:

01. “Liberation”

02. “Searching for Maria”

03. “Maria”

04. “Sick of Sittin'”

05. “Dreamers”

06. “Fall in Line” (featuring Demi Lovato)

07. “Right Moves” (Keida & Shenseea)

08. “Like I Do”

09. “Deserve”

10. “Twice”

11. “I Don’t Need it Anymore (Interlude)”

12. “Accelerate” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz)

13. “Pipe”

14. “Masochist”

15. “Unless It’s With You”