Britney Spears’ extremely anticipated musical collaboration with Elton John is dropping subsequent Friday, marking the primary time she has launched new music since a choose terminated her controversial conservatorship final 12 months.
The single will likely be a brand new model of John’s 1972 basic “Tiny Dancer” entitled “Hold Me Closer,” borrowing a lyric from the unique tune for the title.
John first confirmed the collaboration earlier this month and shared the discharge date Friday in an Instagram submit displaying childhood images of the duo.
The launch would be the first time Spears has put out music for the reason that 2016 launch of her ninth studio album, “Glory,” which critics praised as one in every of her finest albums in years.
But up till just lately, Spears hinted on social media that she could be accomplished along with her profession for some time, saying her mother and father “ruined the thrill” of the music enterprise for her. She advised she would possibly take a 10-year break to spite her household and their position within the conservatorship she pushed for years to terminate.
“Not doing music anymore is my way of saying ‘Fuck You’ in a sense when it only actually benefits my family,” Spears wrote in a December 2021 Instagram post.
Fans have been wanting to see if Spears, whose life and profession have been tightly managed through the 13-year conservatorship helmed by her father, will reveal completely different vocal stylings on her single with John. Last month, she posted a video to Instagram of her signing in a deeper, fuller voice paying homage to a few of her childhood performances.
“I haven’t shared my voice in an extremely long time, maybe too long, and here’s me playing at my house with a different version of ‘Baby,’” she wrote, referencing her debut 1998 single ”…Baby One More Time.”
At least one particular person has heard the upcoming single and shared a really optimistic overview.
“It’s gonna be iconic,” Paris Hilton, one in every of Spears’ associates, said earlier this month. “I just heard it a couple days ago in Ibiza and it is … it’s insane.”