Britney's officially putting the "final touches" on her ninth album.
It appears we are finally on the brink of Britney Spears much anticipated return to music, with her first album since 2013 set to drop soon!
"Honestly, I'm just particular with this record. It's my baby, and so I really want it done right. I would much rather have it be completely how I want it to be, whether that takes another year for me to do, or two months. I have no idea at this point. But I just know that the direction I'm going in is so good. 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. But I'm not rushing anything. I just want it to be done right, so that my fans will truly appreciate it."
Britney admits she keeps it old school. "Honestly, I still don't use my computer," she laughs. "My kids use the computer more than I do! I understand that a lot of people are into it, and I have days where I write and stuff, but it's really not for me. It's not my thing."
"Whoever is in the spotlight, people are really quick to judge. I mean, there are a lot of kids coming up who've experienced that. You know, Justin Bieber, he's huge, and he experiences that. It's just the way the world works, unfortunately. I've been doing this for 20 years. I kind of don't pay attention to it. I have my relationship with God and myself and that's what matters to me. I really don't care what most people think."
Britney has kickstarted her latest era with a new promotional photoshoot to commemorate 100 issues of V Magazine, which has been around almost as long as Brit has!
in September of 1999, just nine months after Spears’s debut studio album hit shelves, the inaugural issue of V was borne into the fashion fold. Seventeen years later, these parallel paths have converged, with Spears on the cover of our 100th issue (photographed by Mario Testino, who also shot the cover of V1—and Spears’s V70 cover).
V's founder explained why Britney was the obvious cover queen choice for the special edition:
“When looking for cover worthy subjects for our 100th issue, we had to ask ourselves, Who do pop stars and musicians—who have become an integral part of what V represents—look up to and admire?” says Gan. “There was only one answer: Britney! She has entered icon status, and who in our world did not grow up listening to her music?”
The issue is available from March 8th.