SUPERSTAR songbird Christina Aguilera is plotting a new album and wants a touch of British magic.
The 30-year-old, who has been focusing on her role as a judge on US talent show The Voice, is planning a comeback based on Adele’s record-breaking 21 collection.London singer-songwriter Talay Riley has penned Xtina a couple of tunes to fit the bill.
Talay told me: “Christina gave us a personal brief. It was like a letter saying what she wanted to achieve with her next album.
“She wants this album to be the one which touches people and reflects all the personal experiences she’s been through in the last few years, like motherhood and divorce. “Basically she wants songs that are as big as Beautiful.
“Christina wants to make another Stripped and sees Adele as her new inspiration."
“I’ve written one song for her which is a real track put to a four-by-four beat. It’s like a better version of Leona Lewis’s Collide.”
Talay, 21, is one of the hottest pop scribes on the scene. He’s co-written Jessie J’s next release Who’s Laughing Now and his own next single, the gorgeous Make You Mine, drops on August 29.
Plus Talay has recorded a duet with new X Factor judge Tulisa for his upcoming debut album after becoming mates with N-Dubz while touring with them.
He said: “Tulisa and I recorded a song called When I Go Home before she got The X Factor job.
“I really hope it can be a single but I’m not sure what will happen because of her TV commitments.
“The song sounds like Chris Brown and Jordan Sparks’s No Air and has a Kings Of Leon-style guitar breakdown.
“It’s something very different for Tulisa.”