Christina Aguilera + Demi Lovato Refuse to ‘Fall in Line’ on Fiery New Track: Listen
Released Wednesday (May 16) morning, "Fall in Line" finds the big-voiced singers rejecting the idea that they'll fulfill any status quo or answer to higher authorities.
"Little 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," Aguilera croons across the first verse before Lovato takes over.
The pop stars began teasing the track on May 15 — a day before release — with photos from their childhoods and select lyrics from the track.
And for Lovato, the chance to collaborate was a long time coming.
"I have always looked up to Christina. I remember being at her concert and singing facing the crowd instead of the stage, knowing that that was exactly what I wanted to do in life," Lovato said in an interview with Billboard. "She speaks up for what she believes in and sends a positive message, which are two things I find extremely important when given the platform we are lucky enough to have."
The pop acts are now slated to perform the track for the first time live at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, which will will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. Kelly Clarkson will host the show.