Britney Spears on ‘Femme Fatale’: ‘I Think It’s the Best Album I Have Ever Made’
“The b— is back and better than ever,” a lucid and confident Britney Spears amicably tells V Magazine. The pop diva, 29, seems to be back on top, her current project (seventh studio album ‘Femme Fatale’) and two young boys paving the way.
“I think it’s the best album I have ever made,” Brit says in V’s March issue. And while most artists say those very words when promoting a new disc, from what we’ve heard we are bound to agree with her. ‘Femme Fatale’ boasts some of her most electrifying dance romps … Ever! “I wanted to make a fierce dance record where each song makes you want to get up and move your body in a different way,” she adds.
“That’s what I want from the music I listen to. This record is for the clubs, or something you play before you go out at night. It’s definitely my edgiest and most mature sound yet.” The album’s first track, ‘Hold It Against Me,’ already hit No.1, and her upcoming second single, ‘Til the World Ends,’ is sure to be another dance club hit.
“I worked really hard on it and spent almost two years recording it,” she adds. “There’s nothing to say. I’ll let the music speak for me.” She does add that “there are songs on this album that don’t sound like anything else and are completely revolutionary, but I also believe that this album expresses where I am today as a woman and is an evolution of who I am.”
Spears, who is still under her father’s conservatorship — meaning he keeps a watchful eye of her finances, business and personal matters — has evolved and rebuilt her formerly erratic, unstable life, which fell apart in front of paparazzi flashbulbs. Her personal life became the very ‘Circus’ she sang about on her 2008 album of the same name. She is in a much better place, stating, “I’m past all of that. I try to block it all out and not pay attention to anything they write about me in the magazines or online. I’m done with that.”
Mothering her sons Sean, 5, and Jayden, 4, led her to desire a life away from the public’s discerning, judgmental eye. “I think it’s easier to let people in when you’re younger, but when I became a mother I wanted more privacy for myself and my children. A life away from my life,” she states. Spears even toyed with the idea of full-time motherhood. She admitted she’d miss her fans and “all the love,” but “definitely would not miss having my picture taken everywhere I go.”
Being a mom agrees with Spears, who says she loves to cook for them. She also says she loves making “a mean Southern sweet tea from a recipe my mom passed on to me” for her tots, too. When asked what she hopes her legacy would be, Spears says, “Two amazing boys and a lot of music that hopefully brings a lot of people a lot of happiness.”
We love the two opposite sides of Spears — her joy of domesticity and portraying a ‘Femme Fatale.’ Her seventh studio album lands in stores Mar. 29.