After Jive Records decided to push back the release of Britney Spears’ new single, “Womanizer,” the song made its official debut Friday morning (September 26) on New York radio station Z100. And now you can listen to it online right here.
A 37-second snippet of the song, the first single off Circus
(due out December 2), was
leaked on a Nashville radio station last Friday before promptly being removed. According to Jive, the station obtained the clip by recording a phone call in which a radio rep played a rough mix of the song for people at the station — which seems likely, judging by the clip’s poor sound quality. At press time it was unclear when the Outsyders-produced song would be available for digital download, though some sources said it would be as early as next Monday.
On Wednesday, the queen of this year’s VMAs was hard at work in Los Angeles on the video for “Womanizer.” In the clip, Britney sports a vampy look — a short black wig, red lipstick, black leather pants and fake tattoos — and plays a waitress, just like she did in the video for “(You Drive Me) Crazy.” She’s also once again working with director Joseph Kahn, who previously helmed her clips for “Stronger” and “Toxic.” According to People.com, the video was shot at the Elevate Lounge in the Takami Sushi & Robata restaurant, and dancers were dressed in waiters’ uniforms.
Unidentified sources told UsMagazine.com that the video features “erotic” choreography and that Spears makes out with a man on a kitchen counter.