(ANI): Christina Aguilera believes that her approach to music has
become lighter after becoming a mother. The singer has a son, Max,
who is almost two years old.
"I had a really hard time being light before. I"d get a little
weird about it being too cliche. My first record was very cliched
pop - what everyone else wanted. My second album Stripped was
inspired by a lot of pain," the Mirror quoted her as telling next
month"s issue of Marie Claire.
She added: "My third, Back to Basics, still had some sort of
relation to my past. My new album is just about the future -
my son in my life, motivating me to want to play and have fun. In
this crazy business, it"s so easy to build up a lot of walls and a
lot of bitterness. And it"s just no way to be… I can now use softer
tones] that maybe I"ve been afraid to do in the past, to allow
myself to go to a place of 'less singing." I"m more vulnerable and
more strong at the same time."