If Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato’s diva-tastic performance of “Fall In Line” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards didn’t make you want to demolish the patriarchy, the official video definitely will...
“Fall In Line” featuring Demi Lovato is the second single off her upcoming album, “Liberation," and a full-on anthem for female empowerment. In the satisfyingly emotional video that eerily evokes the bleakness of Handmaid’s Tale-eque and The Matrix, Aguilera and Lovato are lifelong friends imprisoned for fighting against masked men and society that finds their agency dangerous.
They fight their way to the wildflower-studded fields of freedom they were torn from in childhood through sheer will and fierce vocal runs.
Christina Aguilera is no stranger to making bold statements—see the early ‘00s when she wore assless chaps and bikinis, under-cleavage and fought for her own sexual freedom—and with that voice she doesn’t need a microphone to be heard. Lovato holds her own against Christina’s trademark pipes. Their voices blend beautifully in a song that inspires to intensely that Xtina may have created an entirely new genre of music called Empowerment Ballads. And it's exactly what we need in these troubled times.
Shortly after sharing release of the video, Aguilera took to Twitter to lend some insight into the clip and her united front with Demi Lovato.
Christina Aguilera’s Liberation album drops on June 15, and you can catch her own tour this fall. Watch the brilliant “Fall In Line” video below!