Britney Spears’ new music is out this week

Britney Army is going to enjoy it! Six years after releasing his last album, Glory, Britney Spears is set to release new music this week! The 40-year-old singer has teamed up with Elton John for a highly anticipated collaboration for a duet titled “Hold Me Closer,” a reimagined version of John’s 1971 classic “Tiny Dancer.”

The duo was confirmed on Friday, August 19 when John took to Instagram to tease the collaboration. In the post, John shared side-by-side images of a young Spears in a pink tutu and a younger version of himself sitting in front of a piano. A second image showed a more recent photo of the couple beaming for the camera at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscars viewing party on February 24, 2013. The famous musician captioned the post with the title of the song and the release date, “August 26 [Hold Me Closer]”, and a rocket emoji. John’s fans know that the title of the track, “Hold Me Closer”, is taken from the lyrics of the original song from 1971, in which he sings, “Hold me close, tiny dancer” in the chorus.

Friday’s update came just weeks after reports first surfaced that the musical duo were set to collaborate. Although the exact details of the collaboration were unclear and unconfirmed at the time, Page 6 reported in late July that Spears and John met at a Beverly Hills recording studio the week before working on a new version of “Tiny Dancer” to be released by Universal Music.

A music industry source told the outlet that “it was Elton’s idea, and Britney is a huge fan. They recorded a full duet remix of ‘Tiny Dancer’ – and it’s incredible. Britney was in the studio in Beverly Hills last week with Elton for the super-secret recording session overseen by super-producer Andrew Watt.” A second source claimed the track had already been played for those at Universal Music, who reportedly “freaked out” at how “good” it was and “saying it would be the song of the summer”. Britney is officially back. She’s back at work and she’s super excited.”

It’s been six years since Spears released an album, with her latest album, Glory, after backtracking in 2016. In 2020, she released a deluxe edition that included an unreleased collaboration between Spears and the Backstreet Boys titled “Matches”. Since her conservatorship ended in November 2021, however, Spears has made numerous career changes, including starting work on her memoir. The news that new music is on the way has sparked a lot of excitement, with one fan writing, “Can’t wait for Britney to come back!!” Another person commented on John’s post, “Welcome to the legendary Miss Britney Spears.”

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