'Lotus' is just about to drop, are you nervous about how the public will react to it?
CA: I worked hard on this
record, and it's definitely something i'm really proud of. I think my music
always works best when I really connect with it, I wanted to show off my
personality more this time, I have that flirty, dangerous side to me, but I can
also be really vulnerable, it was all about showcasing all of these different
emotions, and I worked with some great people who really understood my vision.
I'm happy with the material and I think there's definitely something for
everybody to enjoy.
You will probably
have a new legion of fans now due to you being a judge on The Voice, have you
taken styles from your previous albums to give them a taste of your back
CA: There is actually a song on this record that is my
"Fighter Part 2" so that was really awesome to record, I understand that a lot
of my newer fans won't know a lot about my past music, so bringing back some of
the styles that made me famous in the first place was something I definitely
wanted to do, it's kind of like the best of both worlds, you're getting that old
school Xtina, mixed with the new age Xtina, and she's pretty feisty. [Laughs]
Speaking of The Voice, how did you feel
when Britney Spears joined it's rival show the X Factor?
CA: I was
happy for her. [Laughs]
Did you take it
CA: Here's the thing, for years we've been quoted as
being rivals, but it really isn't like that. I'm happy for her.
I was surprised at first as I didn't really think
it'd be her thing, I never really see her as someone who would want to sit there
and judge somebody on their talent, it's just not a show I ever thought she'd be
signed up for, but if she's happy, then that's all that matters.
So you're not worried about the ratings war that's
going on at the moment?
CA: I didn't realize there was one. [LAUGHS]
You're no newcomer, but is there still a
sense of pressure to get a hit single?
CA: Always. I don't think that
ever goes away, you just learn to ignore it.
So we shouldn't expect your own 'Call Me Maybe'
CA: Never heard of it.