Right now, the world is abuzz (and a-tweet) with the sound of frenzied chatter, praise and shade regarding the massive comeback singles by some of pop’s most prominent princesses — namely Katy Perry (“Roar”) and Lady Gaga (“Applause”). And that’s great, because as a true lover of music once said, there’s room for everyone on our iPods.
But while the other girls are busy crashing gay bars in WeHo and sending cutesy emojis to their BFFs, there’s a certain Living Legend — our very own Pop Princess now Queen of Pop, if you will (REFERENCE) — tucked away in the studio, sippin’ on a Starbucks, scribbling down Spearitual psalms and working on Album 8 — tentatively titled 8RITNEY, or Blackout 2.0: It Gets Urbaner And Also More Spearitual And A Little More Personal (Raw) (We’re Just Having Lots of Lunches Right Now).
And every day, the return of Britney Spears draws closer.
Earlier this evening, Album 8 executive producer will.i.am tweeted a little treat to the Britney Army/Godney Warriors/Britney’s Bitches/Spearitual (I Still) Believers:
— will.i.am (@iamwill) August 13, 2013
See that? After all that anticipating (REFERENCE), a William Orbit-produced Britney track has officially been cut and will soon see the Ray of Light of day. (Also, “Out of this world”? Clearly another REFERENCE. Someone’s doing their homework!)
There’s still no telling exactly when B will drop her lead single from the upcoming album, although rumors are now swirling around a mid-to-late September release — that sweet spot when “…Baby One More Time,” “I’m A Slave 4 U,” “Me Against The Music,” “Gimme More” and “Womanizer” have all dropped in the past.
One thing is certain: It will be a game-changer.
With all the hype and noise surrounding certain pop acts at the moment, it might be easy to forget what truly revolutionary, radio-changing pop music sounds like.
Look no further than this…
2013: THE RETURN OF THE SPEARS.