Posted: 1:58 pm Friday, May 4th, 2018
Although one of Christina Aguilera’s most well known songs tells us hoe “Beautiful” we are, she’s just finding this all out about herself. Aguilera released a short film that gives fans insight into her present life, her struggles in the past, & what’s to come for her. “I don’t know why we hurt ourselves to please someone else’s perception of self,” Aguilera began the nearly 5-minute video, titled “Where’s Maria?.” “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.” “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,” the singer explained. “I’ve always been sort of an old lady in a young body and as you get older there’s a comfort level with your imperfections and yourself that allows you to let go.” “I am sensitive. I am emotional. I am vulnerable. I’m strong. I’m passionate, devoted, intuitive. I’m grounded. I’m me.” She explains her struggle with being a performer & learning how to strip away the facade & be herself. “Being okay to strip back and being able to be vulnerable in a new way,” she said, before taking off a wig and showing herself in a more natural state. She then jumped back into her past where things get super emotional as she relives living in Staten Island, where her dad decided to join the military & her mom gave up her dreams to support their family. “Maybe in a way what I’m doing is also for her because she gave up everything for him,” the “Burlesque” star continued, speaking through tears. “I was very grounded at a very young age to know that I was never going to be weak to a man and that I didn’t want that fairy tale.” “The inspiration for the album? 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,” the “Beautiful” singer said. “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.” “I’m sorry for covering your freckles, I’m sorry for hiding your scars, I’m sorry that I put you down,” she whispered. Aguilera’s new album “Liberation” is available June 15.