Britney Spears is hard at work on Album #8 and it seems production is well under way, as she’s been in the studio with William Orbit and Sia.
The 31-year-old icon posted a photo to her official Instagram account, saying “Writing and recording all day everyday…” – the animalistic screams and tears of Britney’s die-hard fans were heard immediately after the singer had typed “Writing”. The ‘Toxic‘ singer seems to have gotten into her creative space as she has been caught in the studio almost every day for the past few weeks, now.
A few weeks ago the singer went into the studio with ‘Ray Of Light‘-producer William Orbit to work on new material, who has been cooking up ideas for the singer with UK producer Naughty Boy. Orbit replied to one of the singer’s fans last month criticising the use of AutoTune, hinting that there will be very little of that on Britney’s new record.
Earlier this week, Britney also tweeted revealing that she had written a new song with Sia – the singer-songwriter behind Rihanna‘s #1 hit ‘Diamonds‘ – for the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Femme Fatale‘.
Also, an RCA label representative revealed that the label is completely unaware of the direction that the singer is heading in as they are yet to hear any new material. The label rep said, “I can’t give you any info. at this time because I’m not aware of anything other than what she told Ryan Seacrest a couple weeks […] we can expect a full-length record by the end of the year.” This is very promising as for Britney’s last 2 records (‘Circus‘, ‘Femme Fatale‘) her record label have very much been the ultimate decision makers, so maybe this will actually be the singer’s “most personal record” yet as she regains creative control.
All of this exciting news comes just after Britney has reportedly sealed the deal for her 2-year Las Vegas residency, which is rumoured to kick off on New Year’s Eve. According to reports, the Grammy Award winner has signed a contract agreeing to a 2-year residency at the Planet Hollywood hotel. The shows will be in support of the 31-year-old’s new album, and will see her become the youngest artist to achieve the feat – following in the footsteps of Vegas queens Shania Twain and Celine Dion.
This next era cannot come quick enough – Bring it Britney, bitch!