Let There Be Love

Songfacts®:

  • This club rave track is one of two songs that Max Martin produced on Lotus (the other one being the lead single "Your Body"). "He couldn't have been more great, and this is a really super fun song," Aguilera said of working with the Swedish hitmaker at an album preview event. "Super uptempo, it's probably the most dance-ish song on my record... but it's just free and it's representative of what this album is about."
  • The music video for the acceptance-preaching track features the singer's boyfriend Matt Rutler and friends Christina Milian, Nicole Richie and Chris Mann from The Voice, holding up signs with messages of equality and love. We also see Aguilera's son Max dancing to the tune. The clip is dedicated to Aguilera's fans, whom she thanked in her note for their ongoing "support" and "devotion."
  • A team of writers contributed to this track: the Swedes Oscar Holter and Jakke Erixson, and the Americans Savan Kotecha, Bonnie McKee and Oliver Goldstein. Max Martin and his co-producer Shellback also received writer credits, bringing the total number of writers to seven.

    According to McKee, the song was intended for Miley Cyrus. "She had come in and Max and I had written the song already," McKee told Songfacts in 2019. "She came in and heard it, and she wanted to rewrite some things and change a bunch of stuff. Miley wasn't as established as she is today, so Max was like, 'No, we're not going to change this lyric. We think it's perfect and we love it.' So, it didn't end up working out with Miley, but then when we got Christina on it, I was really thrilled because I grew up listening to Christina, and she really did it justice. I think Miley could have absolutely done it justice too, but it was just exciting to have Christina on my resumé."

    "The way that she emotes on that song really brings it to life," McKee added. "I wish it would've been a single. I thought it would be - it seems like such a no-brainer song, but that was one of the ones that got away I guess."

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