Disclaimer/Excuse Alert: I’m sick today, so this might be a rather shit write-up. I’m also certain it’s not a coincidence that I’ve fallen ill after spending the night watching a will.i.am video on repeat.
As we already know, Britney’s got a song out with walking billboard, fat bass enthusiast and occasional ‘hitmaker’ will.i.am called “Scream & Shout.” It’s hit or miss, but performing really well on the iTunes Charts. Actually, it’s #1 right now. Bothered?
Last evening, fellow B stans gathered ’round the telly in earnest (but mostly tuned in on illegal streams across the world) to suffer through yet another episode of The X Factor in the name of the Holy Spearit. And everyone was so super excited–especially Britney! Right, B?
STOP YOUR ENTIRE LIFE AND TURN THIS SHIT UP.
You want a peek of B? Well, Mr. Photographer: She’s ready for her close-up.
Grab your Holy Spearit rosary beads, breathe (on me) and press play below for a brief glimpse of Godney redefining the term “flawless” and ending entire careers in a teeny, tiny preview of will.i.am‘s upcoming video for “Scream & Shout.”
Well, it’s happened: will.i.am‘s “Scream & Shout,” featuring the Legendary Miss Britney Spears, has dropped. It ‘dropped’ over the weekend, actually–first as a snippet, and then as a tagged Excluusive, and then in full by early Saturday. And now it’s really here, following a premiere on On Air with Ryan Seacrest this morning.
Reaction to the song have been quite mixed, ranging from utter disappointment (“THIS IS BAD”), to vague interest (“THIS IS OKAY”) to full-on, delusional stannery (“THIS IS THE GREATEST SONG OF 2012, BYE TO ALL OF YOUR FAVES.”) 99.9% of the time, I’m in the latter category when it comes to any and all things Godney. But not today.
Today…something’s different. The truth lies around here somewhere. Let’s weigh out the pros and cons, shall we?
At a time when pop is being battered from an overwhelming surplus of reducto-pop and no1curr harder than Hurricane Sandy across the East Coast (TIMELY REFERENCE), The Holy Spearit has mercifully provided us all with a glimmer of hope in the form of a flickering vanilla Spearit candle late on Friday night.
On the eve of Blackout‘s 5th year anniversary–one of the greatest records of the 21st century, try and fight me about it–Godney took to Twitter to acknowledge the dozens of faithful Spearleaders singing praises and reading passages from one of the most incredible chapters within the Book of Godney.
Blackout was, and likely will always be, Britney‘s most thought-provoking record.
Not because of what it was about, thematically speaking–songs like “Get Naked” and “Ooh Ooh Baby” don’t exactly provoke a lot of head-scratching–but because of how it came about: The late night drives, the high-speed paparazzi chases, Starbucks Frappes, Britishney, “You’re better off being homeless than being me, sir,” Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, panty-free partying, the OK! photoshoot disaster, the head shaving incident, the tattoos, “Go to the light and see Jesus!”, the umbrella attack, pink wigs, pole dancing, TMZ, Sam Lufti, Adnan Ghalib, the Ryan Seacrest call, the 2007 MTV VMA’s.
And in the middle of this whirlwind, an album was released: Blackout, executive produced by Britney Spears.