I don’t know what, and I don’t know why, but something new and musical is heading our way from Britney.

First came a report from GimmeBritney.com, which claimed that the singer was releasing a completely unnecessary Greatest Hits collection later on this year along with six new songs.

While it was originally written off as yet another dreamt-up fan rumor, Mr. PopJustice himself confirmed yesterday that “the current state of play is: singles collection with no news songs at the end of the year, but still TBC.”

Most recently, GimmeBritney has posted this:

“Listed on the upcoming releases from Sony Music – Britney Spears: The Singles Collection. It’s also officially listed as containing new tracks.”

Can anyone with access confirm that?

Coupled with the fact that Britney and her manager have tweeted from Max Martin‘s recording studio, along with producer Fernando Garibay‘s July 2 tweet: “Britney comin’ soon,” it sure seems that something is happening.

And finally, a tiny MuuMuse Excluusive of my own:

@FERNANDOGARIBAY Fernando, are we going to see a new release from Britney this year?
@MuuMuse Maybe ;)

I AM DETERMINED TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS.