Christina Aguilera’s Son Was Her Electro Inspiration On New Album

In E! special airing Wednesday, Aguilera says she gravitated toward Zero 7 when she was pregnant with Max.

Christina Aguilera has spoken quite a bit about how her upcoming album is taking her sound in a new, electro-disco direction thanks to collaborations with [artist id="1162836"]Goldfrapp[/artist], [artist id="1162830"]Ladytron[/artist], [artist id="1803648"]M.I.A.[/artist], [artist id="2990655"]Santigold[/artist], [artist id="1544364"]Sia[/artist] and [artist id="610300"]Le Tigre[/artist].

But in a two-hour interview scheduled to air Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on E!, “Christina Aguilera: An E! Entertainment Special,” the Grammy-winning belter reveals a bit more about husband Jordan Bratman as well as the influence the couple’s toddler son, Max, has had on her new studio adventures.

The show takes you inside the studio with Aguilera, where she recalls how after 19-month-old Max was born, she got hooked on the pumping electro sound of bands like U.K. downtempo duo [artist id="1219520"]Zero 7[/artist]. Australian pop singer Sia, who has worked with Zero 7, explains in the show that Aguilera told her, “I’m kind of interested in stepping into your world.”

“Whenever Max was born, I really gravitated, for some reason, towards a lot of electro music and that futuristic sound,” Aguilera said. “I was listening to a lot of artists like Zero 7, [who] have worked a lot with one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Sia, who is absolutely amazing.”

Rather than bend her collaborators to her sound, Aguilera said she really wanted to “step inside their world and see how they put together their sound and their music and experiment with different textures and sounds of my voice.”

Aguilera, 28, also gets weepy when she talks about how Bratman has helped settle her once-wild life. “I grew up not really having sort of any real male perspective or role model,” Aguilera said, sporting a bleach-blond hairdo and a more tame look than in the past. “Jordan just continuously makes me fall deeper and deeper in love with him every day. … He just exudes such love and is such a great father to Max that it just make me the happiest woman alive.”

In the special, the singer also reveals where Bratman proposed to her, how her pregnancy was a total surprise and the nightly, pre-bedtime-for-Max workout routine that keeps her in shape.

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