20 years after Christina Aguilera launched ‘Reflection,’ she re-recorded the track for the live-action ‘Mulan,’ and it’s much more highly effective than the unique!

Sure, the 2020 remake of Mulan doesn’t have Eddie Murphy reprising his function as Mushu — nevertheless it does have Christina Aguilera. Two weeks after Christina, 39, launched the music video for “Courageous Loyal True,” her new track for the live-action remake, she revisited “Reflection,” her contribution to the 1998 animated movie’s soundtrack. The brand new model is, in a phrase, “epic.” Christina could also be 22 years older than when she first recorded the track, however in these many years, she has developed her voice, and its full energy is on show with this new model.

“Solely Christina Aguilera can enhance herself,” one individual stated within the YouTube feedback part. “What a fantastic second, the video, the brand new vocals, the brand new melody… it’s like epic. This lady got here on this world for shining. We don’t deserve you Xtina.” “1998: Oh, this track is a masterpiece! Couldn’t be any higher! 2020: HOLLY COW!” added one other. “The one one who can surpass her model of 1998 Reflection is none apart from Christina Aguilera herself. Her new and improved model. The Legend Xtina. I cried listening and reminiscing the previous.”

Left: Christina Aguilera attends the 1999 Teen Selection Awards. Proper: Christina Aguilera poses on the 2020 premiere of ‘Mulan’ at L.A.’s El Capitan Theatre. (AP Photographs)

“Reflection” holds a particular place within the lore of Christina Aguilera. Although the track was carried out within the film by Broadway star Lea Salonga, Christina – who, lest we not neglect, was a forged member on Disney’s 90’s revival of The Mickey Mouse Membership – recorded a pop model of the track as her very first single. She was solely 17 on the time, and her debut reached No. 19 on Billboard’s Grownup Up to date Chart. This success resulted in Xtina recording and releasing her debut album with RCA, based on Leisure Weekly, launching a profession that has spanned many years.

Christina stated that she can be recording a brand new model of this track throughout a Feb. 26 efficiency at her Las Vegas residency Xperience. “The live-action Mulan is popping out by the best way,” she introduced to the group. “You need to go see it. I recorded a brand new ‘Reflection’ and new materials for the film. I’ve been engaged on that, however that is the unique.”

Along with this new model of “Reflection,” Christina launched “Loyal Courageous True,” a brand new track for the 2020 movie. “Battle isn’t freedom / Over my shoulder / I see a clearer view,” she sings on this observe, per Genius. “All for my household / Cause I’m respiratory /Every little thing to lose / Ought to I ask myself within the water / What a warrior would do? / Inform me, beneath my armor / Am I loyal, courageous, and true? / Am I loyal, courageous, and true?”

The live-action adaptation of Mulan was set for a March launch, however the COVID-19 pandemic delayed these plans. As a substitute, Disney will debut the movie on its Disney+ service on Sept. four for a rental value of $29.99 (on prime of the price of a Disney+ subscription.) In international locations the place Disney+ isn’t obtainable, it is going to be proven in theatres.