"She's such an icon, I don't want to let anyone down. But most importantly, I want to make good music. I'm excited to be co-executive producing with Max Martin, the person who kind of invented Britney, and to make good music. And she's such an amazing vehicle to getting that music out to a lot of people in every country."
-Hit-making pop music producer Dr. Luke, commenting on his his current charge: Co-executive producing the new album by Britney Spears, which is expected to see the light of day some time in 2011. During a press conference, Dr. Luke — who is the knob-twiddler behind such huge radio hits as Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold," Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone," Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A." and Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" — was tight-lipped about specifics but noted that he was excited about what was coming out of the sessions. In addition to Dr. Luke and Max Martin (who gave birth to Spears' earliest hits), Spears has also been working on tracks with Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (who last worked with Spears on 2001's Britney — he produced her cover of "I Love Rock 'n' Roll").
Spears is no stranger to working with Dr. Luke, as he produced a trio of songs on Spears' last album (2008's Circus). Since the release of that album (and the massive world tour that followed), Spears has been laying relatively low in preparation for her next musical project. But if the fervor over the recent Spears-themed episode of the Fox show "Glee" is any indication, the world is extra-hungry for new material from Spears.