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Christina Aguilera Talks Search for New Electro Sound on E! Special

August 31, 2009 5:10 PM ET

By now Christina Aguilera fans are well aware of the direction the vocal superpower is heading for her next album — as Rolling Stone recently reported, the singer has recruited a list of collaborators with electro-pop cred that includes M.I.A., Santigold, Sia, Goldfrapp, Le Tigre and Ladytron.

Aguilera sheds a little light on when she caught the electro bug in her new Christina Aguilera: An E! Entertainment Special, which airs Wednesday, September 2nd at 9 p.m. ET. and features footage of the singer working in her home studio. Revealing that after her son Max was born she gravitated to the "futuristic sound" of acts like Zero 7, as Sia puts it, "She said I'm kind of interested in stepping into your world." Watch a quick clip from the show above.

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