Christina Aguilera gets 'Back to Basics'
Christina Aguilera will release her third studio album, "Back to Basics," on Aug. 15, according to RCA Records.
The label is hyping the set as a "modern take on vintage jazz, soul and blues from the 1920s, '30s and '40s."
Linda Perry, who turned the knob's on Aguilera's 2002 album, "Stripped," returned to produce "Back to Basics." DJ Premier was among the other producers who had a hand in the recording.
Aguilera will premiere the album's first single, "Ain't No Other Man," June 8 on the MTV Movie Awards. The single is set for release four days later.
"This is a concept album that follows a bold, set vision," Aguilera said in a statement. "The touchstones are Billie Holiday, Otis Redding, Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald. ... what I used to call my 'fun music' when I was a little girl."
According to RCA, the album utilizes an orchestra, choir, string quartet and jazz horns.
Among the set's tracks are "I Got Trouble" (which "incorporates a scratchy blues feel," according to the label), "Candy Man" (which "recalls the tight harmonies of all-girl groups from the '30s and '40s"), and "Save Me From Myself" ("an emotionally naked, raw-sounding song dedicated to her husband").
"Thank You," dedicated to Aguilera's fans, features DJ Premier splicing bits of Aguilera's breakthrough hit, "Genie in a Bottle," with fan voicemail messages. "Nasty Naughty Boy" is billed as a risque track with "a '20s burlesque feel," while "Still Dirrty" is a club track.