Christina Aguilera belted out her new song “Change” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with ease, but if only it were that easy.
Last week, Aguilera premiered a song titled “Change” that she originally recorded for her upcoming studio album, but in light of recent events felt compelled to master and share it early. She co-wrote it with Flo Reutter and singer/songwriter Who is Fancy.
“These lyrics speak to the victims and also so many that came before them—the trailblazers throughout time that stood up to adversity to stand for what was right,” Aguilera says in the annotations on the song’s Genius page.
She adds: “With every tragedy and every event that sets us back, people can become jaded, but it also creates action and it also allows us to look to the future and move forward in love and in hope and that’s the main message of this song.”
For her performance, Aguilera opted for simplicity, relying on the beauty of the song’s melody to take center stage versus the usual high octane antics she’s known for. Proceeds from the sale of “Change” will benefit the National Compassion Fund. Watch below: