• songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • The lead single of Christina Aguilera's Liberation album is a hip-hop inspired, sexually charged anthem featuring 2 Chainz and Ty Dolla $ign. Christina and Ty handle the chorus during which the pop songstress urges the hip-hop artist to "accelerate,” or go to faster, while having sex. 2 Chainz delivers a signature verse just after halfway through the track.
  • Although Aguilera has previously collaborated with a string of rappers including Lil' Kim, Mya, Diddy, Pitbull, Missy Elliott and Redman, she described Liberation to Billboard as being her most hip-hop inspired work yet.

    "To me, there's nothing like an amazing hip-hop beat," she said. "At the end of the day, I am a soul singer. When you strip back the words 'pop star' and the many things that I've done, singing soulfully is where my core, my root and my heart really is. And as you can see, it's what I'm inspired by."
  • The booming club song was co-produced by Kanye West (who's also credited as a lyricist and composer). Aguilera and West linked up for this track around the time Kanye was gearing up to release The Life of Pablo, after first meeting at producer Rick Rubin's Shangri La studio in Malibu, California in late 2015.

    "I've always been a huge fan of Kanye," Aguilera told Billboard. "Outside of, you know, his controversial aspects, I just think he's a great artist and musicmaker and beatmaker. The artists that he chooses to pluck from different walks of life are so interesting."
  • The music video was directed by Zoey Grossman, who also photographed Aguilera's barefaced March 2018 Paper Magazine cover. The singer gets covered in glycerine during the clip. She told Entertainment Weekly laughing: "It's so sugary! It's disgusting. I kept my mouth shut the entire time. It's not that fun but it feels really cool on your body."
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Mike Love of The Beach BoysSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer/lyricist of The Beach Boys talks about coming up with the words for "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Kokomo" and other classic songs.

A Monster Ate My Red Two: Sesame Street's Greatest Song SpoofsSong Writing

When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.

Tom Bailey of Thompson TwinsSongwriter Interviews

Tom stopped performing Thompson Twins songs in 1987, in part because of their personal nature: "Hold Me Now" came after an argument with his bandmate/girlfriend Alannah Currie.

Did They Really Sing In That Movie?Fact or Fiction

Michael J. Fox, Colin Farrell, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow and George Clooney: Which actors really sang in their movies?

Glen BurtnikSongwriter Interviews

On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.

Randy HouserSongwriter Interviews

The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.