The Sound of Music looked like a form of release. I've said it for the last seven years — since I had my first debut record out — in every interview". After terminating Kurtz's services, Irving Azoff was hired as her new manager. Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart. She can belt and she can tease; she can aim a note as directly as a missile or turn its trajectory into an aerobatic spiral of leaping, quivering, scalloping melismas. Stripped Aguilera performing on The Stripped Tour in When planning her fourth studio album, Aguilera leaned towards a new artistic direction that she felt had more musical and lyrical depth. I appreciate their femininity and beauty. If you look at what I did in the past after my debut , I always try to do things that will challenge me and challenge the listener, too. She gave birth to their daughter, Summer Rain Rutler, in August Life and career — The album drew inspirations from electronic genres, which had influenced Aguilera during her pregnancy. Lotus, second child, and television projects Aguilera's seventh studio album Lotus was released in November After receiving a video about the treatment of foxes from PETA vice president Dan Mathews , Aguilera replaced it with a faux-fur stole, further stating that she was "very upset" because she "only ever wears fake fur". The double album , according to Aguilera, was "a throwback to the 20s, 30s, and 40s-style jazz , blues , and feel-good soul music , but with a modern twist".