So we just realized we got a copy of Britney Spears’ new album, Circus, which apparently dropped today. It’s so weird to think that this is the same chick who sang that song ‘Sometimes’ back in the day… you know the one… with the white shirt and the jiggling and whatnot. Anyways, the disk isn’t that bad, considering the source. Most impressive of all is that she managed to co-write 3 songs on the record (I’m still not sure if I’m being sarcastic about that statement or not).
I’m sure all you crazy kids in the dance clubs and raves will be digging it.
Danja and Bloodshy & Avant, who produced several tracks from Blackout, both announced independently that they were recording with Spears again. Vocal producer Jim Beanz told Us Weekly that he had also been in the studio with Spears. He said of Spears: “Everyone has personal stuff, but a true professional doesn’t bring it into the studio.” Spears collaborated much on the album, saying, “The process was cool, because I got to write a lot of the songs, and in the beginning, I really took part in that. … I experimented with a lot of the pop producers that I worked with on my earliest albums.”
In her interview with OK! magazine, Spears revealed that she was working with Harvey Mason of The Underdogs. Spears commented, “I wanted to experiment with producers I haven’t worked with much before, like the Underdogs, who have a Timbaland kind of sound.” According to the Los Angeles Times, Guy Sigsworth – who previously produced the singles “Everytime” and “Someday (I Will Understand)” – spent time in the studio with Spears. Max Martin, who wrote Spears’s first hit, “…Baby One More Time”, has produced, what he calls, his “best work ever”. Dr. Luke (who actually often collaborates with Martin) has produced songs for the album, including the title track, with up-and-comer Benny Blanco. Nicole Morier, who co-wrote Blackout’s “Heaven on Earth”, wrote several songs with Britney in spring 2008; “Mmm Papi” and the European & Deluxe Edition bonus track “Rock Me In” came out of these sessions. Another notable collaborator is The Outsyders, an Atlanta-based production team, who produced the album’s first single.