LITERALLY SIT THE FUCK DOWN AND STOP YOUR ENTIRE LIFE RIGHT NOW.
Rolling Stone has just published an interview with Britney Spears about her upcoming album Femme Fatale…and it’s the best interview she’s given yet. One word e-mail answers no more!
Some particular highlights:
What was your idea for the overall sound of this album?
I wanted to make a fresh-sounding album for the clubs or something that you play in your car when you’re going out at night that gets you excited but I wanted it to sound different from everything else out right now. I also wanted to experiment with all the different types of music I love which is why you hear a mixture of pop, hip-hop and dance throughout the album. I also really wanted to play with my voice and change up my sound here and there which was really fun.
Dr. Luke said last fall that “I want [the sound] to get harder in some ways, and maybe a little more deep into electronic — grimier.” Did you have that same agenda for the album? Do you feel like you accomplished that?
When we first sat down to talk about Femme Fatale I knew I wanted to make a dance album that was ahead of everything else out there but unique to me which is why I was so picky with the recording process. I only wanted songs that I immediately connected to. I also wanted to make sure that this album was completely different from Circus or anything else I had ever recorded. I love Circus but I wanted something darker and edgier. I also wanted to make an album and didn’t want to just record a bunch of songs and put them together. I think Femme Fatale is really connected from start to finish.
How would you characterize the studio relationship between Max and Dr. Luke?
They are two peas in a pod. Itâ€™s a total bromance.
You MUST read the entire interview, in which she name drops Deadmau5, Robyn and Adele (!!!) and talks in-depth about her relationship with the album’s co-executive producers, Dr. Luke and Max Martin.
These answers have seriously given me an all new appreciation for Femme Fatale. It’s so amazing to see her talking about music in an in-depth, engaged manner!