What You Need To Know - August 23, 2016

Britney Spears’ Glory - What You Need To Know
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Britney Spears’ Glory - What You Need To Know

18 years after she became a household name with ‘...Baby One More Time’, Britney Spears returns again with brand new album Glory (which you can preview and purchase on the right-hand side of the page). Here is everything you need to know about it...

 

What’s the background?

In the three years since her 2013 album Britney Jean the singer has concentrated on live commitments, specifically her Piece Of Me Las Vegas show, which has been running since the end of 2013 and has just been extended until well into 2017, earning Spears over $85 million in the process.

Sessions for Glory began in earnest earlier this year and were completed in the summer. It saw the singer working with a string of big-name producers and songwriters, including...

 

Who’s producing it?

As you’d expect for a Britney Spears album, the list of producers and co-writers is long and star-studded. The biggest names are Mattman & Robin, the Swedish duo who helped DNCE write ‘Cake By The Ocean’ and Carly Rae Jepsen pen ‘Run Away With Me’, they’re on three tracks, while Nick Monson, who helped Lady Gaga write most of Artpop, is on a couple of tracks.

There are also appearances from Semi Precious Weapons’ mainman Justin Tranter, who is on opener ‘Invitation’ and rising British songwriter Talay Riley, who's written for Nick Jonas, Jess Glynne and more.

 

Any special guests?

Beyond the array of top songwriters and producers, the only above the line guest is rapper G-Eazy, who guests on lead-off single ‘Make Me’, which you can hear below.

 

What does it sound like?

The first thing to say is there is a lot more of Britney herself on this album, her voice is more out there, less buried behind the electronics and production. Second is the range of sounds, there are more genres on here, with real nods to hip-hop and EDM. Third, choruses, there are lots of them and they’re huge.

 

Does it deliver?

It does indeed, it’s her best album for quite some time, probably since 2003’s In The Zone.


Britney Spears’ new album Glory is out now and available to purchase here in hmv’s online store.

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