Christina Aguilera gets personal in the music video for her latest single, “Let There Be Love.”
The 32-year-old pop singer debuted the visuals, a montage of home videos and clips, on her YouTube account Thursday, Aug. 29. It features shots of her family, friends and fans, including son Max, boyfriend Matthew Rutler, Nicole Richie and Christina Milian. The overarching messages are ones of acceptance and quality, and is ultimately an homage to her fans across all walks of life.
“Hey everybody, Christina here just thanking you guys so much for filling my life and my heart with so much love,” she says in a personal message at the beginning. “[You’ve] continued throughout the years to stand by me and I appreciate all your support. This one’s just for you.”
The video is made up mostly of people flashing an “L” sign with their fingers, signifying “love.” Signs also appear in the video, like “Racism sucks,” “Just Be” and “Amo a mi hijo gay” (“I love my gay son”).
In the few shots of Aguilera herself, she shows her slim figure in a monokini and a satin bodice, giggling with her team behind-the-scenes.
The track is from her 2012 album, “Lotus.”
On Wednesday, Aguilera wrote a heartfelt (and rambling) letter to fans expressing her gratitude in more than 2,000 words.
“It has been a tremendous gift to have been able to share my work on such a large scale with all of you around the world, who have supported and appreciated my efforts through all I’ve worked tirelessly in accomplishing, for so many years now,” she wrote, in part. “You’re [sic] strength encourages me to continue digging deep and searching within myself to openly offer my heart & soul to you. As you have for me at all times and in every stage of my life and career.”
By Cavan Sieczkowski