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Glory – Album Review: Britney Spears Brings Us To The Moon and Back

A week ago her latest album GLORY leaked across the globe because some stores in Mexico sold it earlier than the rest of the world. I was sitting in my room, sending rude messages to most of my friends who listened to the leak and called them not-a-fan, I blocked them, unfollowed them, I did what I needed to do to isolate myself from the leak.

And today in my best friend’s room I sat in front of my computer, changed my Spotify location to Australia, then decided to listened to the album along with my best friends in Indonesia, which one of them is the admin of the only relevant Britney Spears fan site in Indonesia.

Fifty five minutes went so fast, my soul left my physical body. I died. Literally died. The princess of pop, now queen of pop has slayed my irrelevant life. She even made me forgive her after all of the Make Me original video fiasco, plus the tragic Glory photoshoot.

This time, it really is Britney that we know!

Groundbreaking Album Opener


Britney Spears always put her first single as the album opener: …Baby One More Time, Ooop!… I Did It Again, I’m A Slave 4 U, Me Against The Music, Gimme More, Womanizer, or the BANGER of the album: Til The World Ends.

This time she made a special opening song titled Invitation for her best album to date according to her. It sounds so smooth, her vocal sounds just like her. Even though it’s very filtered! It’s her. No glitch! It’s a perfect song to begin the glorious journey with a slow song like this.

Tropical Music and Mid-Tempo


Britney might be not the pioneer of tropical music and known for her mid-tempo songs, but aren’t you curious how Britney Spears sounds like singing tropical songs? Well, she has really good tropical songs in the album: from the second single candidate Just Luv Me, Middle by DJ Snake inspired song Better, to the fans favorite Man On The Moon. The songs feature her smooth vocal upon smooth beats. Not to mention the first single Make Me… really helps giving the public what to expect from this album: No over-autotuned mess, beautiful melody and lyrics, attitude!

Both Better and Middle share similar beat drops

Doo-Wop!



Doo wop is a style of pop music marked by the use of close harmony vocals using nonsense phrases, originating in the US in the 1950s. Are you a fan of Doo Wop music? If yes, this album is also for you because she has Private Show and When You Need. She sings in high pitch, though. But it doesn’t matter that much cause she really plays her vocal ability here! Something that we barely hear from the past few years.

Down To The Dancefloor


It’s not a Britney album without a club banger. She already teased us with Do You Wanna Come Over? which features her vocal that we all have missed since Blackout. The hard beat does not stop in that song cause she is prepared to drop harder beat in Love Me Down. Both feature unique beat and production with great vocals input from the queen herself. Another track worth mentioned is Slumber Party that features catchy hard beats which somehow can remind you of the unique Rusian song Vitas by 7th Element. Too bad Clumsy can not be compared with those three flawless songs because of its messy and monotonous beat drop.

Both songs share unique beat during the chorus

Song Continuation


Britney Spears has an unreleased song titled She’ll Never Be Me, and she seems to pay tribute to the song with Just Like Me. No, this is not similar to Just Luv Me, this is NOT a song about a person who wants someone to like him/her. The title is from the line “She looks just like me.”

In 2002 Justin Timberlake milked his breakup with Britney Spears using Cry Me A River, in this album Britney sings a song that could be a response to the song called Liar which undeniably is one of the album highlight.

Multi-Languageney


Do you want to learn English? Check! Do you want to learn Spanish? Check! Do you want to learn French? Check. Sixteen out of 17 songs are completely or partly in English: Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes) features Britney sings partly in Spanish, Man On The Moon features Britney sings a lil bit in French. Coupure Électrique features Britney sings COMPLETELY in French. Multi-languageney is real, y’ll!

Experimental


You will often find one or two weird songs from Britney Spear album: Soda Pop, Brave New Girl, Hot as Ice, Mmm Papi, How I Roll. This time is Hard To Forget Ya and If I’m Dancing. Both are up-beat bobs that can be listened in the car with open window!

Conclusion

In 2011 Britney gave us an album full of bops and hit potentials but lacks of good vocal productions and diversity. After that everything went up and down. Five years later she made herself changed and cross the line! It is really as artsy fartsy as she said it’s going to be. She finally didn’t repeat herself for the second time in term of music production. The record is amazing, feature diversity though out the album. Even though it’s not free of flaw, Glory is indeed another proof that Britney Spears is here to slay the world even though she loves being in Vegas and posting random Google images to her Instagram.

Get Glory now on every online music store and CD store near you!

Is Make Me Music Video The New Proof of Team Britney Unprofessionalism?


Britney Spears just released a new music video for her first single Make Me off of her up-coming album GLORY which will be released later this month but fans are not feeling it!

Months ago Britney Spears uploaded pictures to her cool and edgy instagram account showing her on the set of Make Me music video. Then yesterday she released the video and there is zero trace of anything that she posted months ago. What did happen?

Foto kiriman Britney Spears (@britneyspears) pada

A month after the music video shooting which was directed by David La Chapelle a couple of clips leaked into the worldwide web showing Britney danced with her male dancers, dancing in a cage by the pool, destroying a house with an effing bulldozer, and even throwing a TV out of the window . A month after the clips leaked a.k.a. yesterday, the day of the release of the music video, we got nothing but Britney and her friends auditioning hot ripped guys. Later Britney had ‘fun’ with the chosen guy while her fans watching it. This new music video was directed by Randee St. Nicholas.

Fans are still not having that kind of video. Britney is known as an artist who delivers a really fantastic music video for the first single: Baby One More Time, Oops I Did It Again, I’m A Slave 4 U, Me Against The Music, My Prerogative, Gimme More, Womanizer, 3, Hold It Against Me, Work Bitch. They are all flawless, unique, iconic and groundbreaking!

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Shame on them for ruining Britney flawless videography

And now we got Make Me music video featuring a bunch of guys auditioned by middle aged women while laughing over the flawless song. Not to mention the product replacements throughout the video make the video like a 5 minutes non-stop commercial break. Furthermore the cover for Britney’s new album Glory was literally a screenshot of this new video! Didn’t they bother to arrange a meeting just for a cover album photoshoot? I mean this is Britney Spears, a legend of pop world. How come they let a screenshot to be a cover of a new long-awaited album? No wonder the cover looks really blurry and grainy. And that tacky font! Tt seems like they used Microsoft PowerPoint to paste that font on top of the freaking screenshot. Since the day they revealed the cover, I have never liked it. Neither these one thousands fans who signed the following petition.

glory cover change petition

A moment after the music video release, several media reported that Britney and or her team doesn’t like the original music video because it’s too sexy, doesn’t make any sense and has no clear storyline. It’s really funny to hear this kind of thing from Team Britney, they keep doing the same mistakes over and over again and seems like they will never learn from the past. I thought it’s a team of professionals behind Britney’s back. I mean if they really are a professional in their own field, they should have known how the video will look like at the end. They should have had at least several team meetings before the shooting began. Why let Britney shoot that ‘sexy’ scene in the very first place? If she’s really uncomfortable, then why in the very first place did she keep dancing, shaking that booty, exposing that sexy body when the camera’s rolling? She does not look uncomfortable at all! Not even a bit in the original video of Make Me.

It’s ironic to say that they don’t want to release the original video because it’s too sexy and could hurt her mom image, but instead they still released a video which shows Britney auditioned a guy to f**k with. Is it not sexy too? If she doesn’t want to do a sexy video, maybe it’s time to stop singing a song about orgasm. Go release a gospel album or release something like Kidz Bop! Fans have started a petition, but trust me. It won’t work. Last time I checked, they still haven’t released the original Perfume music video even though about 17 thousands people signed the petition.

make me video petition

This whole Make Me video drama is like when you order a product from the internet: you barely get what’s promised.

Think you're going to see Britney dances with her dancers? No you will get bunch of middle aged women acting like a bunch of horny teenagers

Think you’re going to see Britney dances with her dancers? No you will get bunch of middle aged women acting like a bunch of horny teenagers

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Britney Spears to Perform Medley at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

*Womanizer intro playing*

Superstar, superstar!

It’s been awhile since Britney Spears last award show performance. No, no. You can’t count last year performance because it’s pre-recorded. And also the rest after the Bambi Awards in Germany because she didn’t perform alone. But wait no more, well you’re basically still waiting til May 22nd though, because Britney Spears is going to scalp your hair follicles til they can’t grow back no more!

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BURNS’ Songs You Need To Hear, Before You Listen To Make Me (Oooh)

Rumor has it that BURNS produced Britney Spears’ next single Make Me (Oooh). If it turns out to be true, then we need to prepare ourselves for the slayage that will come within a month from now. But then again, let’s just hope Team Britney will confirm this rumor ASAP (and also announce the single officially).

BURNS is an English producer, he has worked with a lot of different artist from Marina and The Diamonds to Calvin Harris. And no, he doesn’t have hits yet. But so did Danja and The Outsider. He really needs to give the best one for the queen of pop.

If you haven’t listened to any of his works, let me hand-pick some of my favorite from BURNS so you know what you could expect. But well, like he said on Twitter:

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How To Answer Interview Questions à la One Of The Most Successful Person On Earth

In December 2015 I was invited to attend an interview for my 5th semester internship in a respected German company. Believe me, once I got the invitation, I ran as fast as I could to the campus  library to borrow some Smart Answers To Interview Questions books. And well… I wish I could have known that I actually can learn how to answer interview questions from one of the best person in this world: Miss Britney Spears. She is a legend in the music and entertainment industry. She is also an entrepreneur and a unique Instagram persona.  Oh! And she is also a mom and a mom knows every solution to solve a problem!

And trust me, doesn’t matter whether it’s an interview for a regular job, an internship or maybe even for a scholarship, these tricks from one person who is not someone new in Forbes’ list will help you a lot to get the position or anything that you want! So this post will contain the interview question which is followed by the answer. Here we go!!

Hi! How are you feeling?

Be excited! This is your day!

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