All hail the Queen!
There's no way you are escaping Britney Spears' brand new slow-jam Make Me today. The blustering new track -- which the pop-legend co-wrote with BURNS, Joe Janiak and Gerald Gillum -- is the first taste from her forthcoming ninth studio album, the apt follow-up to 2013's scruffy Work Bitch-led Britney Jean LP. Tapping into that well of caldron-hot slink and a '90s-reflected glimmer, Make Me takes cues from Selena Gomez and Nick Jonas, but with the sex and maturity only Spears knows and could possibly deliver authentically.
Make Me is available now on iTunes. Since its release at midnight on Thursday (July 14), the track has found itself snuggled nicely at No. 1 on the singles chart, just ahead Katy Perry's new song, Rise (an inspirational gem for summer Olympics coverage).
"Friday, I'm dreaming a mile a minute 'bout somebody. This feeling, I wanna go with it, cause there's no way we're hiding away from this tonight, oh, this tonight," Spears whispers on the first verse, and it is clear she means business -- there is less autotune these days, allowing her vocal to pierce through the clutter. "Can tell you want me. By the way I see you starin' 'cross the room, babe. No shame in the game. Just cut the shit, be honest. Yeah, you know what you gotta do tonight, do tonight."
She then is even more candid about what she wants on the pre-hook. "I just want you to make me move like it ain't a choice for you, like you got a job to do. Just want you to raise my roof. Something sensational (oh yeah)..."
In other Spears music news, her track Private Show is the background theme for her new fragrance commercial (of the same name).
Spears' new studio album is expected to arrive later this year.
Listen to Make Me below:
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