Britney Jean is less than a month away from hitting shelves, and we still know next to nothing about who is serving up the tunes for the Legendary Miss Britney Spears‘ eighth studio album.

So, let’s think through the rumored collaborators.

How about Dev Hynes (AKA Blood Orange, who just released Cupid Deluxe), of Sky Ferreira‘s “Everything Is Embarrassing” and Solange‘s TRUE EP excellence?

Okay, so Dev’s out. That’s unfortunate.

Well, how about the almighty Darkchild, who was last seen mysteriously sitting inside a recording studio with The Holy Spearit during X Factor?

Oh. Wow, okay. So much for that.

Well, at least there’s Emeli Sandé collaborator, Naughty Boy!


Um. Okay. Right, then. So is anyone actually working on this album?

Well, we know that William Orbit has one song on the record called “Alien” which, according to B-Girl, is “really cool.” But that’s just one confirmed song. So who else is out there?


Oh, right.

We definitely do know is that professional pop terrorist/commercial radio goblin is the album’s Executive Producer. But don’t worry, y’all! As you’ll remember, he told VIBE: “I didn’t produce it all — just guiding it.”

“Work Bitch,” of course, was produced by Sebastian Ingrosso Otto Knows, Anthony Preston and, um, Well, hey, that’s fine! Maybe he just forgot he co-produced “Work Bitch.” And then came “Perfume,” was co-crafted by Chris Braide, Keith Harris and, um… Erm.

I can confirm rumblings of an Afrojack production, and Ke$ha muzzler Dr. Luke has produced a second song by Britney and Sia — but apart from that, details are still sparse.

Let’s hope some other names surface soon…’cause, real talk, that will.i.cant reign needs to let up.


Britney Jean will be released on December 3. (iTunes)