Ever since Britney Spears broke the news that she’d be releasing the long-awaited follow-up to Femme Fatale, the diehard soldiers in her Britney Army have been trying to put the puzzle pieces together to figure out what exactly her eighth studio album would look like. Unfortunately for fans, Brit hasn’t been the best guide — that album “recipe” she shared was a bit ambiguous and her Twitter Q&A last month was a glorified “just wait” — but on Tuesday night, she made the picture quite a bit clearer by releasing the track list.
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) November 13, 2013
“Sneaky hackers always trying to ruin my surprises. Here is the TRUE #BritneyJeanTrackList http://smarturl.it/britneyjean pic.twitter.com/YZwfDdwXig,” the singer tweeted on Monday after the list had leaked online.
We already knew Spears was working closely with producer will.i.am on this record, but what we didn’t know is that both T.I. and little sister Jamie Lynn Spears also make appearances on the 14-track Britney Jean. The Southern rapper shows up on “Tik Tik Boom,” while the younger Spears lends her vocals to “Chillin’ With You.”
Despite what the ferocious “Work Bitch” video may lead you to believe, Britney has told us time and time again that this will be her “most personal album” to date, and judging from the track list, she wasn’t lying. Nestled between such tracks as the previously teased “Alien” and “Perfume” are such titles as “Body Ache,” “Don’t Cry” and “Now That I Found You.”
Hold on tight, because from the looks of it, it’s going to be an emotional rollercoaster.
» Work Bitch
» It Should Be Easy (feat. Will.i.am)
» Tik Tik Boom (feat. T.I.)
» Body Ache
» Til It’s Gone
» Chillin’ With You (feat. Jamie Lynn Spears)
» Don’t Cry
(Deluxe Edition Tracks)
» Brightest Morning Star
» Hold On Tight
» Now That I Found You
» Perfume (The Dreaming Mix)