Britney Spears is giving fans a taste of what to expect on her new album Circus, out December 2. The singer is previewing tracks from the album via the Web site for New York radio station KTU, as well as Amazon.com.
On KTU’s site, there is a six-song “Beat the Leak” mix, featuring the album’s first single, “Womanizer,” as well as the title track, “Out From Under,” “Kill the Lights,” “If U Seek Amy” and “Unusual You.” The songs are mostly dancey numbers, with the exception of “Out From Under,” which is a ballad.
And Spears isn’t afraid to get personal on the album. On “Kill the Lights,” she sings, “Mr. Photographer/ I think I’m ready for my close-up/ Tonight/ Make sure you catch me from the right side,” clearly referring to the constant media attention she receives.
On Amazon, where 30-second snippets of all 15 tracks are available, fans can sample the album’s many club-friendly tracks — including “Lace and Leather” and “Unusual You,” which has more of a trance vibe — as well as ballads like “My Baby.”
Spears recently made her return to the stage when she appeared at the Los Angeles stop of Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour last week. Britney, wearing black pants, a white tuxedo-style shirt and black heels, joined Madonna on “Human Nature.” Justin Timberlake also made a cameo, but the former couple didn’t appear onstage together.
In other recent Britney news, she won two trophies at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards . She followed her VMA victories by scooping up prizes for Best Album (for Blackout) and Act of 2008. She was also nominated for a People’s Choice Award earlier this week for her cameo on “How I Met Your Mother,” where she played a love-struck receptionist.