Entertainment Weekly hehkuttaa Britneyn “paluuta” ja spekuloi tulevaisuudella. Heidän tietojensa mukaan uusi sinkku julkaistaan heinäkuussa ja albumi loppuvuodesta.
This is a story about a girl named Britney.
By the time Britney Spears took the stage at this year’s Billboard Music Awards on May 22 to perform a medley of her greatest hits, the Internet and its ilk had seemingly already decided: The eight-minute retrospective would be something of a comeback piece, a return engagement preemptively heralded as a triumphant homecoming. But in fact, Spears’ quiet re-ascension has been slowly simmering in the background for years — Billboard was simply the latest heat bubble.
“She really is back to her true form” says designer Mark Zunino, whom Spears tapped to design her scarlet costumes for the “very secretive” performance. “She looks fantastic, her body’s insane right now, and she’s confident,” he continues. “By wowing the audience, as she did, those are motivations that push you to do better and go farther, and I think because she had such an amazing response, she’s beyond excited to continue.”
Spears appears ready to make the most of the moment. Insiders say her ninth studio album — which she began recording last year — will drop by late 2016, with a lead single rumored for release in July. “It’s different and has a really interesting vibe,” says an industry source. “She’s very excited.”
With a public reappearance under her belt and new music on the horizon, you can call her Britney reborn or Britney 3.0 — but just don’t call Britney Spears the same thing you called her 10 years ago. In the years since her very public 2007 meltdown and her subsequent rehabilitation — in large part through a still-active court-ordered conservatorship run by her father and lawyer, who approve all her major financial and professional decisions — those memories of shaved heads, messy custody hearings, and that infamously listless 2007 MTV VMAs performance have, largely, vanished.