Christina Aguilera & Le Tigre –
“I Hate Boys” “My Girls”
Christina Aguilera’s forthcoming comeback album Bionic will feature some cred-boosting guests like M.I.A., Ladytron, Santigold and Le Tigre, who appear on “I Hate Boys.” This song is loads better than the first sample from Bionic, “Not Myself Tonight,” (the Lady Gaga-esque video didn’t help), it’s sort of strange to hear adult women singing “I hate boys/But boys love me/I think they suck/and my friends agree.” Le Tigre’s Johanna Fateman wrote about working with Aguilera on the Le Tigre website:
… While the giant sound of her stacked vocals and the pop sheen she lends to the tracks might seem at odds with Le Tigre’s aesthetic roots, it really works. The songs have a lot of elements we’re known for, like a garage guitar sound, schoolyard chants, new wave-y synths, electro beats, and somehow it all sounds crazily right with Christina’s unbelievable voice.
They nailed the schoolyard chants and huge vocals. Listen to a sample:
Bionic is out 6/4 via RCA.
Update: The leaked tracklist? Not correct. Here’s the real Le Tigre / Aguilera track, “My Girls”:
And here’s the M.I.A. co-penned (with several other writers) song, “Elastic Love”:
If that gets pulled, hit Hype Machine for the Aguil-aya track.