How I missed this Britney Spears morsel last week is beyond me? On Spears’ 30th birthday, fansite BreatheHeavy.com gave Brit’s fans a gift in the form of new music. I should’ve probably air quoted “new” since the track seems more like leftover scraps from a previous studio album rather than new material. Still, if you’re a fervent Spears fan… any new material is music to your ears.
“This is a girl who stays strong through the toughest of times, yet continues to carry on with a positive attitude and inspires millions of people around the world. She is truly my favorite artist and gives me strength and passion for craft. Britney gave me this song ‘Love 2 Love U’ several years ago, and am very happy to be able to share it with fans today. Happy Birthday, Brit. We love ya.” – BreatheHeavy.com
“Love 2 Love U” is heavily inspired by Madonna’s huge 1987 hit, “La Isla Bonita“. Not only does it sample the beat, but also borrows heavily from the song’s lyrics. Madge’s version was island-inspired, and so is Brit’s. Her take seems to be more Caribbean-infused though. I guess, Brit was listening to a lot Rihanna, Sean Paul and Sean Kingston at the time. Check out the previously unreleased track below.
As much as I love Madonna’s song, I’m not a fan of this take on it. I much prefer my Britney as a dance diva rather than a wannabe reggae artist. What do you think? Should Britney have released this as a B-side or a bonus track for one of her previous studio albums or just buried it six feet under? Post all your thoughts below.