Christina Aguilera's 'Finding Neverland' Song 'Anywhere But Here' Arrives Online [LISTEN]
If there's one thing to know about Christina Aguilera, it's that she can absolutely slay a piano ballad. She proved it last year with her hit with A Great Big World, "Say Something," and now she's back again. Joining many other superstars, the Voice coach has lent her voice to the forthcoming Finding Neverland soundtrack, singing the show's opening number "Anywhere But Here."
Ahead of the June release of the accompanying soundtrack, Aguilera's version of "Anywhere But Here" arrived to YouTube today (May 19) with an accompanying lyric video. Splashed with colors of watercolor paint, the lyric video is just a simple background for Aguilera's performance.
"There's no need for distance / No need for touch / No need for answers / Because I've heard enough," she sings in the opening few bars with notable softness and restraint. Because this is a Christina Aguilera song, after all, the song stays quiet and simple for the first three minutes, and for the final stretch, she opens up with unbridled power and passion. Of course, it's stunning.
Listen to Christina Aguilera's Finding Neverland track "Anywhere But Here" below, via TIME:
Aguilera is just one of many superstars to appear on the Finding Neverland soundtrack. She joins Jennifer Lopez, Nick Jonas, John Legend, Jon Bon Jovi and many more. The soundtrack will be due for release on Tuesday, June 9. It coincides with the Broadway debut of the show, which opened earlier this year. Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammar, Laura Michelle Kelly and more star in the stage adaptation.