Fall in Line, a new duet from Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato, is being hailed on social media as a vocal masterpiece — and a rousing feminist anthem. Aguilera’s highly anticipated return to the music world comes as she prepares for the June release of her first new album in six years, Liberation. Teaming up with Lovato, who has previously said that Aguilera was one of her “idols growing up,” the pair alternate lines before harmonizing the anthem’s chorus, singing: “I’m gonna pay for this / They’re gonna burn me at the stake / But I got a fire in my veins / I wasn’t made to fall in line.”
On Twitter, the two artists shared posts celebrating both the song and each other. Lovato wrote that performing “this anthem for women” with Aguilera was an “honor,” describing her fellow singer as “one of the most inspiring individuals I’ve ever met.” Aguilera, for her part, called Lovato “an inspiration for future young girls of your generation,” adding that she was “so proud to come together from the pasts we’ve overcome to the strong women we are today.” The opening lines to Fall in Line, sung by Aguilera, spoke to a similar theme.
“Listen girls, listen closely / Cause no one told me / But you deserve to know / That in this world, you are not beholden / You do not owe them /Your body and your soul.”
I hope you love this song as much as I do. It’s such an honor to lend my voice to this anthem for women with one of the most inspiring individuals I’ve ever met. pic.twitter.com/gJ3MIjPICO
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) May 16, 2018
I believe our paths were destined to cross & I'm so proud to come together from the pasts we’ve overcome; to the strong women we are today! You're truly a GEM, I have immense love & respect for you! You are an inspiration for future young girls of your generation. Beautiful work! pic.twitter.com/8PPuOBzhKF
— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) May 16, 2018
On social media, the response to the song was overwhelming positive as the song quickly racked up in excess of 3 million views on YouTube and became a trending topic across platforms. Listen to the full song below.
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