She knows she shouldn't have kept us waiting, but she's here now.
Britney Spears is gonna light up your summer with a brand new album that's slated to drop in May. According to Vegas reporter Robin Leach, Brit has already selected her new single and has plans to film the music video next Monday. He Tweeted: "Britney selects her new single and will shoot its video the following Monday with album coming in 4 weeks."
Coming Monday at Vegas DeLuxe: Britney selects her new single and will shoot its video the following Monday with album coming in 4 weeks
— Robin Leach (@Robin_Leach) April 10, 2016
“Honestly, I’m just particular with this record," Britney told V magazine earlier this year. "It’s my baby, and so I really want it done right. 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.”
When pushed for a release date, she said “I’m not rushing anything. 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. I just want it to be done right, so that my fans will truly appreciate it.”
Adding, "I’m being more hands-on with this one.”
Included on the album are songwriters Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter, who crafted Selena Gomez’s “Good for You” and Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” as well as DJ Mustard, Mischke Butler, Chantal Kreviazuk, BURNS, Simon Wilcox, Ian Kirkpatrick and maybe Danja ("Gimme More").
In February, Brit's manager Larry Rudolph said the album was 80% completed and would incorporate a new sound for the pop princess.
"It's different," he said. "The last few albums have been pretty straightforward pop. This is different. This is almost like a Britney meets The Weeknd. People are going to absolutely love it. She sounds amazing on it - she has not sounded better since... I don't know when. She's done a lot of writing on the album also."
The rumored title of the next single is "Make Me."