The former Lyon striker arrived in the summer and has been a key part in Villa's superb start to the season.
Traore told Sport Plus: "Aston Villa is a new start, a new life that is beginning for me even though I know the championship.
"This transfer allowed me to free myself, to be myself.
"I'm going to stay focused on my job, the football, and I won't have to think about what's going on off the pitch."
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