Britney Spears haters take cover. There’s another Spears hoping to conquer the recording industry. Instead of following her sister’s footsteps into pop, Jamie Lynn Spears is going the country route. Not Taylor Swift country-pop either but hardcore twangy country. Hee haw!!!
“I don’t think you just wake up one morning and decide you’re going to sing. It’s something I’ve always done,” she told E!. ”But as a young child, like I said, all that was offered to me. You don’t know how to say, like, ‘Oh, this is what I want for the rest of my life.’ You can’t make those kind of decisions at 10 years old.”
The 22-year-old just released “How Could I Want More” on iTunes. It’s the lead cut off her debut album which she’s still working on. She recently stated her forthcoming LP was her “second baby.” Her first being her now 6-year-old daughter Maddie. At age 16 and a hit show, Zoey 101, under her belt, Jamie Lynn was primed to become Britney’s pop successor, but her teenage pregnancy put her career on hold.
In addition to recording her country track, she makes an appearance on Brit’s new album Britney Jean. The Spears sisters duet on “Chillin With You.” Check out her first single below and see if she has what it takes to be Nashville’s next “IT” girl.
If you’re a hardcore Britney Spears fan, you’ve undoubtedly noticed several tracks from her new album leaking everywhere including an album sampler featuring 30-second snippets of all the tracks. Instead of flipping out like several musicians have notoriously done so in the past, the “Perfume” singer is taking it all in stride.
I made this album specifically for my diehard fans so I'm just hoping every song touches you because each one is a piece of me.
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) November 20, 2013
To those of you listening to the leaks… I hope you love…
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) November 20, 2013
On the flip side, executive producer will.i.am isn’t handling the violation so well. To be fair, his frustration is somewhat valid. Imagine if you worked hard on something and the final versions weren’t the ones people were listening to. I can definitely empathize, but it’s not going to stop me from sharing what’s leaked thus far ;)
“IMAGINE: a sponge falls into the pond…it comes out…and it isn’t wet… That’s society as whole right now…#doesntMAKEsense
Everyone has an comment & opinion: but does anyone have the patients/tolerance/compassion/discipline/and time to #understand
The internet Gives you access to EVERYTHING..most people chose to ignore its power & talk about NOTHING.. sponges that don’t get wet #broken” – will.i.am via Twitter
Based on early feedback from diehard fans, the album is getting a lukewarm response. Loyal Brit fans, however, are directing most of the blame to will.i.am for steering their beloved Spears off track. Check out the album below which includes a duet with her younger sister, Jamie Lynn.
Britney Spears’ “Perfume” has divided critics and fans alike. Personally, I think it’s one of her better offerings to date and definitely at the top tier of her ballads. I really hope the music video is worth the wait and a million times better than her newly-released lyric clip. Considering it’s one of Brit’s favorite tracks, I would’ve expected more than a visual which consists of what seemingly looks like stock footage of Los Angeles. Pull it together woman.
In other Brit-related news, a Dreaming Mix of “Perfume” has surfaced online. The stripped down version appears on the deluxe edition of Britney Jean. It features sparser production which allows for Britney’s vocals to shine. Yes, I just wrote that. Vocals shine ;) Check it out below, along with the lyric clip.
Typically, ballads and Britney Spears don’t go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong, but this one is in her wheelhouse. I’m a little embarrassed to say this, but “Everytime” is not only one of my favorite slow jams from her but also in general. Cue head nod of shame ;)
The 31-year-old previously called “Perfume” her favorite song off her upcoming eighth studio album Britney Jean. Brit co-wrote the track with Sia and will.i.am on producing duties. She premiered the track on her Facebook today. I’m not completely blown away by it at first listen, but I can see it being a slow burn. However, I will say I like it better than Gaga’s new ballad “Dope.” Check it out below and decide if it’s a worthy followup to “Work Bitch.”
“‘Perfume’ is incredibly special to me because it hits close to home, and I think the story is relatable to everyone,” Spears recently told E!. “Everyone’s been through an insecure moment in a relationship that’s left them vulnerable and I think this song captures that.”
Just imagine if Tom Hanks had this useful piece of info in Captain Phillips.
Let me just preface this by saying this is legit and not an April Fool’s Day joke several months early. And in Britney’s defense, it’s all types of western music, but her hits, “Baby One More Time” and “Oops! I Did it Again,” seem to be the most effective. Just imagine how much faster Somali pirates would leave if they heard Spears’ actual “live vocals.” I kid ;)
File this under random. Fun, but random nonetheless.
Britney Spears appeared alongside Nick Grimshaw for a Halloween sketch on BBC Radio 1. The “Work Bitch” singer channels her inner Vincent Price and recites the lyrics to Michael Jackson’s classic “Thriller.” She’s definitely not as ghostly and frightening as Price, but it’s nice to see Brit getting into the holiday spirit. Check it out below.
It’s Britney Jean bitch. The pop princess unveiled the cover of her upcoming eighth studio album and it’s surprisingly simple. Brit is in black and white with a heart around her name in neon. No doubt a nod to her upcoming Vegas residency.
In addition to unveiling the artwork, she posted a personal letter on her website. In it, she talks about the producers she worked with, how personal the album is and thanks her fans. She also confirmed the Sia-penned balled “Perfume” is the follow up to “Work Bitch.” It’ll drop November 5. Read the letter below.
It’s the announcement Brit’s army has been waiting for. Britney Spears revealed the title for her forthcoming eighth studio album. Due to the personal nature of the new LP, the 31-year-old stated Britney Jean would be the title. She further explained that her family always call her by that name.
Other topics Spears discussed during her interview with Capital Breakfast include her Las Vegas residency, Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance (can we please stop talking about this now?) and much more. Check out the video below. Surprisingly, Brit seems actually engaged, alert and dare I say it… animated.