All right! Throw some glitter, make it rain people!
All right! Throw some glitter, make it rain people!
Check out a 30 second preview of Britney's new music video for Till The World Ends (above)!!!
We already like it more than the vid for Hold It Against Me!
Looks like a cross between Spears' I'm A Slave For You and Kesha's We R Who We R music videos.
It's fascinating to hear her talk so in detail about the entire production! Makes you realize just how much of the creative process comes down to her!
Britney Spears recently gave an interview to Rolling Stone Magazine about her PHENOMONAL new album, Femme Fatale, and discusses not only her influences this time around, the recording process, working again with producers Max Martin and Dr. Luke, but also the artists that she's rawking out to on her own time!
Here are some HIGHlights:
On her influences for Femme Fatale:
When we first sat down to talk about Femme Fatale I knew I wanted to make a dance album that was ahead of everything else out there but unique to me which is why I was so picky with the recording process. I only wanted songs that I immediately connected to. I also wanted to make sure that this album was completely different from Circus or anything else I had ever recorded. I love Circus but I wanted something darker and edgier. I also wanted to make an album and didn't want to just record a bunch of songs and put them together. I think Femme Fatale is really connected from start to finish.
I have always been heavily involved in every album I have ever made. I'm very stubborn when it comes to recording and will only record songs I love, which is why it takes me a long time to make an album. I have to feel connected before I record and the song has to spark something inside me. Very few songs do that. I guess it's a good process because I love all of my music. I know there are a lot of artists that hate songs they recorded. I don’t feel that way.
I wanted to make a fresh-sounding album for the clubs or something that you play in your car when you're going out at night that gets you excited but I wanted it to sound different from everything else out right now. I also wanted to experiment with all the different types of music I love which is why you hear a mixture of pop, hip-hop and dance throughout the album. I also really wanted to play with my voice and change up my sound here and there which was really fun.
I listen to a lot of different music from all over the world and I guess I just gravitate towards what sounds fresh and what makes me want to move. I really didn’t want to record anything on this album that could be mistaken for anyone else out there. I think my first two singles, “Hold It Against Me” and “Till The World Ends,” sound completely different from anything else and I think when my fans hear the rest of Femme Fatale they'll see how fresh every song is.
On Dr. Luke:
We have known each other for a really long time. Most people don't know this but we actually worked together when I was recording “Blackout.” He was incredible back then and he has only gotten better over the years.
On Max Martin:
Max played a huge role on this album and he has been there since the beginning so there is such a huge level of trust. He gets exactly what I am saying when I tell him what I want and don’t want musically. His melodies are incredible and he is always coming up with weird sounds, which I love. The whistle on "I Wanna Go" still gets me every time I hear it. Who would have thought of that? There is nobody I feel more comfortable collaborating with in the studio.
What she's listening to now:
I love the Peas but I also love Deadmau5. I guess I’m all over the place. Lately I have been listening to Robyn and Adele non-stop but I also love to find new artists that very few people know about. It's one of my favorite things to do because it's like being part of a secret. Friends and people around me are always showing me new artists that they love and that's how I learned about Sabi and ended up working with her on “(Drop Dead) Beautiful.” I have always wanted to feature a new artist on one of my albums and she is really cool.
It sounds as though a lot of thought, care, and creativity were put in by all parties to ensure that the album was a success, and we think that it shows all the way through!
We couldn't be more thrilled with the direction she took!
Congratulations, gurl! Can't wait for the official release!
Could this possibly mean that the rumored re-issue of that album is on its way?! Possibly!
Although Rihanna mentioned earlier in the year that her friend Katy Perry was planning to reissue an updated edition of her latest album, Teenage Dream, it appears that it's coming faster than we may have anticipated - with a new track by Brit Brit producer Dr. Luke!
The producer's representative recently said:
"They just put the finishing touches on Katy's newest single, which they created together, in February. They had a great time, and the single is amazing. He wishes Katy nothing but continued success and looks forward to working with her again soon."
We CANNOT wait to hear it! We imagine that they're talents together must have created something damn good!
What do U think?? Are U looking forward to more Katy Perry music??
Oh boy! This is pretty HIGHlarious - and also pretty insightful!
Rolling Stone writer Will Hermes sat down yesterday to review Britney Spears' new album, Femme Fatale, after just one listen, but was kind enough to share his immediate thoughts and opinions during the session LIVE via Twitter!
Here's what followed:
Listening to new Britney LP at an undisclosed location. Having an MDMA flashback. #FrenchFilterHouseHasTakenOverTheWorld
Credits for "How I Roll" lists 4 names for "vocal production." #NewBritney #AutoTuneIsAGenre
Dr. Luke + Max Martin dropping a dubstep break on "Seal It With A Kiss." I love it when the avant-garde seeps into the mainstream. #IThink
These listening sessions would be better if conducted in a dark room with a disco ball and a qt of Patron. #NewBritney
Cher understood that vocal processing = eternal youth. #NewBritney
Ai yai yai - dunno what made the Britney massive think I was hating earlier. Not true. Untwist yr panties. #OKMaybeALittle #NewBritney
Can't review properly on just one listen - unfair.
BUT I will say it's got some of the most spectacular Luke & Max productions I've heard. #NewBritney
And I'm curious what Britney fans will think of the vocal processing, which I think is often fking brilliant but EXTREME #CyborgDiva
I hear you. "Criminal" sounds almost like she's addressing herself.
Lyric that made me laugh out loud, approvingly: "(Drop Dead) Beautiful" #AllPurposeAnthems #Britney
Lyric that made me laugh out louder "Big Fat Bass" #WithItOrAtIt #NotSure #Britney
Fave song on first pass is "How I Roll" #Britney
Not talking vocal effects as pitch correction or T-Pain/Kanye horny robot coos, but as kaleidoscopic phoneme collage. #Britney
w/bonus tracks, I counted 35 co-songwriters on new Britney record. (She isn't one of them.) #SongwriterSavingsAccountsForKidsCollegeTuition
Here's a teaser bite of "How I Roll" Dr. Luke posted. This is what I'm talking about: http://bit.ly/dTB27d #GirlInTheMachine #Britney
Although we think that most of his jabs at our gurl were done playfully, and he DOES seem to be on board of with the crazy vocal processing, we're not sure we are!
It definitely sounds as though they went overboard with it!
Hopefully it will work with whatever aesthetic they're ultimately going for, but we're not sure we're feeling it!
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In light of her next single, 'Till The World Ends, leaking on-line early, Britney Spears have officially announced the March 29th release of her much-anticipated seventh studio album, Femme Fatale, along with its official tracklist!
Amazing! It sounds as though they've really gone above and beyond with this one!
We cannot WAIT to hear it in its entirety! WERK IT, gurl!
Check out what's in store for us on both the standard AND deluxe versions…AFTER THE JUMP!
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Oh yeah, that's right. Ke$ha wrote that bad bitchin' song, with a little help from Dr. Luke and Max Martin on the producing end. Are U not impressed? We sure as hell are!
Anyway, since the song EXPLODED yesterday, Ke$ha was asked to talk about the song and what it was like writing for pop royalty. She told sources:
"I consider myself a songwriter before and above everything else, so it's an honor to write for one of pop music's biggest icons. And I hope it gets everyone's ass on the dance floor cuz y'all know that's what K-Monay does best!"
Hell yes! We's shaking our money maker to it right now!!! Join us, won't U?!
CLICK HERE to listen to Brit-Brit's new song again and again and again and again….
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