Unless It's With You

Album: Liberation (2018)


  • Christina Aguilera's marriage to music marketer Jordan Bratman ended in divorce in 2011. The singer then got engaged to Matthew Rutler, an executive at the online education platform MasterClass, three years later. This deeply personal ballad - written specifically for her husband-to-be - details Aguilera's fears that encompass a second marriage. The only person, she tells Rutler, that she wants to tie the knot with is him.
  • Aguilera wrote the song with Teddy Geiger, who is best known for his collaborations with Shawn Mendes, including the 2017 BMI Song of the Year "Stitches."


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