Whenever Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears share headlines, it’s a good day for gossip. Last night, Britney dropped a brand new single called Make Me, the first from her upcoming ninth studio album.
The song is good. It’s really good. I promise I’m going to focus on Britney but first, I need to acknowledge that the reigning Princess of Pop has officially dethroned her ex Justin Timberlake’s crappy “Happy” rip-off as #1 on iTunes. Let’s all take a moment to LOL.
So, those headlines aren’t “Britney wants Justin back!” or “Justin Gets Married, Britney goes barefoot in a gas station!” No, these headlines are proclaiming a Britney victory. It’s been a rough couple weeks for JT while it’s been months of good press for Britney. Who would have predicted this in 2007? While Justin is probably crying another river (sorry, I had to), Britney is just over here like:
Anyway, enough about Justin. Take a listen to Make Me and meet me on the other side.
A breezy, Britney Spears pop song is what we needed today. It’s smooth, cool, sexy and a departure from the auto-tune heavy tracks we’re used to. I’m loving her vocal swagger. She sounds confident and the whole vibe feels very current. The “Like it ain't a choice for you / Like you got a job to do" line actually reminds me of Drake’s cadence. I’m also going to give G-Eazy props for his Penelope Cruz in Blow reference.
This is Britney’s first release since that mess of a song she did with Iggy Azalea. Click here for a refresher on my thoughts on Iggy. Britney deserved better. Make Me is the song Britney deserves. The rest of the album sounds promising if it’s more of the same.
Britney told E! News that it will be, "a little melodic, a little more not so poppy. It's kind of chill. Very chill." In another interview, she said it’s "the best thing I've done in a long time. I'm proud of the work, and it's very different; it's not what you would think at all." For the first time in a long time, I’m really excited for a new Britney Spears album. I just hope it comes out on the same day as Justin’s so he can continue to feel what it’s like to lose on the charts to his ex-girlfriend. Hey, what goes around… I HAD TO.