All those suffering from a Christina Aguilera deficiency can rejoice, as new single, Your Body, has debuted in its mastered version! Produced by Max Martin/Savan Kotecha, Your Body is a sexually charged anthem that reveals-in quite explicit detail- a certain diminutive, blond, Diva out on the prowl. "What for?" you ask. "Your Body," of course!
Lyrically Your Body comes hard (no pun intended), leaving nothing to the imagination- "It's true what you heard ,I'ma freak, I'm disturbed...If you don't know where to go, I'll finish up on my own"(!). It's a ballsy set of lyrics that needs a suitably gutsy vocal to attack it convincingly, and Christina doesn't disappoint: full throated, and anything but subtle, throughout. Her midrange on the verses sounds particularly good and the run during the breakdown is stunning and fierce in equal parts. As a whole, it's a vocal that manages to balance Christina's dynamics perfectly: not too loud, not too soft, but juuuust right.
Where the song suffers a little is its production. First of all the tempo sounds too slow. This is a track for the club, but it has a speed that sounds slightly awkward when compared to other popular dance-pop songs. Secondly, apart from the breakdown in the middle and the song's intro, the production is relatively lifeless, repetitive and uninspired; leaving it to the vocal and lyrics to carry much of the song. Luckily they shoulder the added weight exceptionally well
Overall, this is a great comeback for Christina Aguilera and has everything people have come to associate with her: great vocals, saucy lyrics, attitude, and the desire to keep moving forward with her sound. Your Body isn't perfect, but in the midst of a bunch of bad comeback tracks from a number of Divas- Madonna, Mariah Carey, and don't think I've forgotten you, Ciara(!)- its pretty darn good!