Britney Spears has that loving feeling on her brand-new single, “Ooh La La.” The singer officially released the Dr. Luke-produced tune on Monday, serving as the lead single off the “Smurfs 2” soundtrack.
With its bouncy beat, the track has a summery vibe as Britney sings about her crush in her signature coo: “Ooh my my baby don’t be shy/ I see that spark flashing in your eye/ My heart beats fast ’cause I want it all/ So baby come with me and be my ooh la la.”
While the poppy track remains family-friendly and lighthearted, there is some edge thrown on there as it breaks down and gets synthier towards the end for the bridge section. In addition to working with Luke, she also recruited Ammo and Cirkut as well Bonnie McKee, J Kash, Lola Blanc and Fransisca Hall. The film opens July 31.
So, what does it all mean? Well, Spears called into Ryan Seacrest’s radio show to explain. “Yeah it’s definitely straight-up pop and it’s really has a young feel to it,” she explained. “But the main reason why I did it was because my boys. They’re obsessed with the Smurfs. We’ve seen ’The Smurfs’ movie a million trillion times and they were told they could be in the video and all this cool stuff, so that’s the reason why I did it. It’s about feeling good. Like when a guy makes you giddy. It’s more of a feeling. When I eat chocolate I have that ’ooh la la’ feeling.”
The Marc Klasfeld-directed music video, co-starring her sons Jayden James, 6, and Sean Preston, 7, will premiere in the coming weeks. “[My sons] were actually really, really good on set,” Britney said. “They play themselves … [but when] we did the actual shoot of the video I didn’t see [them]. I was in hair and makeup, so later on I got to see what they actually did on camera and it was adorable.”
During the interview, Spears also danced around the possibility of taking over Las Vegas with a long-rumored residency . She played it coy, despite having opened up about it to Shape magazine earlier this spring, sharing “It’s quite possible, yes. Yes, nothing confirmed, yet.”
And while “Ooh La La” is for her boys, she clarified that her upcoming album, which she is currently working on with will.i.am serving as executive producer , will be for her adult fans.
“Well it’s definitely the beginning stages right now. I want to take this album and have a new approach with it and make it different from anything I’ve ever done,” she explained about her follow-up to 2011’s Femme Fatale.
She continued, “There’s a lot of guitar and I think people will be surprised with this album. Actually I think William Orbit [Madonna’s producer] is coming in next week for me to work with. I’ve never worked with him before; I’m really excited. I think the kids will appreciate it but I think it will have a cool approach to it. [it should be out] by the end of the year.”