A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera – Say Something [music]
A Great Big World Talks ‘Say Something’ & Answering Christina Aguilera’s Call.
If you haven’t already heard the news, Christina recently broke into A Great Big World‘s recording studio, snatched their song “Say Something,” added her own personal “SAY!” to the production and gave it right back to them with a handwritten note that said “You’re welcome – XoXtina.”
Much like her off-the-charts brilliant “Castle Walls” with T.I., she’s left the insane screaming and over-the-top melismas for Lotus, opting instead to show off the simpler side of her voice. Even more impressively, Christina doesn’t even have her own verse or chorus — she resigns to delivering subtle, yet effective, backing vocals for the entirety of the re-recording. It’s only in the song’s final few moments that she allows that powerhouse pipes to blow in the background. And those whispers at the very end? “Say something, I’m giving up on you…” Gulp.
That slow, sad piano melody. Those mournful strings. It’s a haunting production — made even better by the Stripped diva, proving once again that less is often more.