There have been sugary sweet rumblings already, without any sort of official media coverage, about Britney Spears releasing a new album very, very soon. And all I can say to that is… gimme gimme more, gimme more gimme gimme more! I love Britney, she is undoubtedly THE pop icon of my time, and despite her personal troubles a few years ago she has recently bounced back in the form of a ‘Circus’ ringmaster and GLEE cameo-ian.
In a world currently run by one Gaga, Beiber and Minaj (seriously isn’t there anyone else newsworthy nowadays) Britney will once again have to find her place (which shouldn’t be a problem) in the upper echelon of pop royalty.
So I’d like to take a second and throw into the lunch.com atmosphere how I think the record may sound…
According to some very unreliable internet sources Britney is moving in a more ‘progressive’ sound in her music.
Let’s look at the only form of evidence that I have: internet leaks. This first one is a little dated and caught Ryan Seacrest’s attention back in the Spiedi days when both ‘The Hill’s’ resident villainess, Heidi Montag, and Spears each recorded demos of the track, only to have it leaked (considering Speidi was involved I wonder how that happened) as a buzz track/duet by the two. It’s called “dramatic”, it’s got a really unique sound; takes a little bit of warming up to but I think it is a bold choice that only Britney could pull off. Could this be the progressive sound that is being implied? I’ll spare you the Montag and let you hear the ‘Britney-only’ recording:
Exhibit B is much more current but much more undercooked. It presents the same fun, catchy sound that Britney has been known for all along. It’s hard to put my finger on it, but ‘watch me’ (which in this recording is simply a cover by a reference singer and not actually Britney herself) has a new sound, but a familiar tone at the same time. But I guess that’s the beauty of pop music, right?
Safe to say that neither of these songs may actually end up on Britney’s new record, but you can’t help but wonder if this is the new direction. Die-hard Britney fans like myself will always wonder what she’ll do next. Hell, Britney Spears could probably pass gas into the microphone and still sell a million copies.
(P.s. - I'm still learning to embed media, which doesn't seem to work on my computer so bear with me.)
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