The ‘return’ of Britney Spears is something we always look forward to with baited breath. There was the first return, when she came back after years of not releasing any music, but even then her life was still consumed by all kinds of randomness, and the music reflected that. Then there was the proper return, when her Circus album came out, packed with amazing songs and an equally amazing accompanying tour.
And now she returns again, with new single Hold It Against Me. And quite possibly, she’s better than ever before. The demo version of the song is out and it’s a full on hands in the air slice of pop joy. The chorus is sublime on the level you have to listen to it again, just to check how good it really it is. And it is good. SO SO good. If the demo is this brilliant, God knows how mind-blowingly spectacular the real thing is.
What I love so much about Hold It Against Me is that on some levels its real classic Britney, the kind of pop music we haven’t really heard for nearly a decade. But equally its bang up to date, full of vibes of Ke$ha and Gaga (who of course owe so much to Britney in their own sound). Let’s just hope the rest of the album is as equally amazing as this track is, because if it is, Britney could easily find herself finally getting that UK No. 1 album she’s waited so long for.