Get set to dance and cry when Christina Aguilera drops Lotus on November 13.
When it came time to craft new material, the Voice coach, had plenty of experience to draw from, she tells Us Weekly. "I was inspired by all I've been through," the once-divorced single mom, 31, reveals.
Besides sweltering dance grooves and "beautiful ballads," make note of an ultra-funky duet with her Voice costar Cee Lo Green, 37: "The song is pure Cee Lo style!" Aguilera tells Us.
Q: Why title the disc Lotus?
A: It's an unbreakable flower that, even through the harshest weather conditions, remains strong and beautiful. I've been doing this since I was 4!
Q: Besides your tune with Cee Lo, are there any other standout tracks?
A: There are a few that I know people are going to really connect to. Many of my past albums had clear-cut themes and styles, but with this album, I really just put songs on the record that felt good. I can't wait for my fans to hear them!
Q: You're skipping The Voice next season. Any tips for new coaches Usher and Shakira?
A: The blind audition process can be nerve-wracking. But I know they'll have a blast!