Britney Spears & Co. Share The Creative Process Behind ‘Glory’
Can you believe it? Less than a month ago, we had no idea that Britney Spears would be imminently dropping her ninth album. Now, we’re less than two weeks away from ‘Glory’ and there’s a lot to catch up on if you haven’t been in tune with the record.
‘Make Me’ has set the stage for the record along with the promo tracks ‘Private Show’, ‘Clumsy’, and ‘Do You Want To Come Over’ .
The record is slated to be jam packed with seventeen tracks – but every song we’ve heard so far is so diverse that it’s up to anyone’s guess as to what we can expect from ‘Glory’.
Luckily, Britney and her team of collaborators have decided to peel back the curtain that has been mysteriously surrounding this record.
During a phone interview with Ryan Seacrest, Britney shared that she really took her time with this record and that it might be her most urban leaning record yet.
I took my time with this project. It took me two years to do this. I took it vey seriously. I worked with only 4 or 5 different people during the whole process.
There was some parts when it was kind of hard because I wanted things to be so hard. When you’re writing, sometimes you have days when you just suck! It took a lot of time, but I think we brought to a level where I was really, really happy with what we had.
It’s cool. It’s really different. I think this is probably the most hip-hop album – there’s are about two or three songs that go into the direction of more urban that I’ve wanted to do for a long time now and I haven’t really done that.
Urbaney is something that fans have been clamoring for ever since ‘Blackout’. It may have taken three albums since then, but it looks like fans are finally getting what they’ve been asking for. Two or three songs might not seem like much. However when you taken into account who she’s been working with, some of the material might have a bit of a darker/R&B edge.
In a profile about ‘Glory’, Entertainment Weekly detailed the very extensive list of people who have been in and out of the studio with Britney when it comes to this project. Everyone from DJ Mustard to Nick Monson (‘Good For You’, Nick Jonas’ ‘Numb’) and Carla Williams (Beyonce’s ‘Freedom’), Cashmere Cat, and Jason Evigan (‘Chains’) has been involved with the project and may make the album’s final cut.
For the first time in a long while, Britney is back in control of her music. During EW’s profile, the president of RCA Records perfectly summed up why this could be Britney’s best album in years.
[She chose ‘Glory’ because] she feels like it’s her in all her glory. It’s a body of work she can stand behind. It’s a bold title, and it reflects her feelings about the record.
If that doesn’t tell you the album will be great from start to finish, we don’t know what will.
Are you counting down the days until ‘Glory’?