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Britney’s ‘Glory’ Gets an Acousticney Makeover by Country Club Martini Crew

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It’s Country Club Martini Crew, bitch.

Over the past few years, the Brazilian producer/remixer — AKA Lucas Fantinel — put Madonna into all sorts of new grooves with MuuMuse during the #MadonnaMondays series, fucked our bodies (SAY!) with an almighty remix of Legendtina‘s Lotus NSA anthem “Your Body,” and even managed to make us revisit 2013’s experimental underground Christian EDM mixtape Britney Jean with a newfound appreciation thanks to remixes of tracks like “Alien” and “Passenger.”

This time around, CCMC tackled not one, but two of the most immaculate tracks off of B-Girl’s Glory as part of his ongoing Pop Goes Live unofficial acoustic series: bilingual bop “Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes),” co-produced with frequent collaborator Nick*, and Lucky’s favorite sad girl anthem of 2016, “Man On The Moon.”

The result, of course, is an extremely rare opportunity to hear the Elusive Chanteuseney serving up a little more personal (raw) alternative vocals during the Glory recording sessions.

“I had a couple of different ideas of Glory songs to work on after all the dance mixes we’ve done over the last few months, but the moment I got the chance to do something with “Man On The Moon” – being my favorite song out of everything she’s put out since “Unusual You” – I knew that was it!” CCMC tells MuuMuse.

“For this one I only had the album version vocals to work with, but it didn’t really need anything other than a piano track to let her lead vocal shine through.”

“‘Change Your Mind,’ on the other hand, was entirely put together from the sessions,” he explains.

“The acoustic guitar loop being the focus of the song, I knew that needed to stay and we had to build something around it. That’s where Nick came in and helped take it to the next level, giving it a moody, sexy vibe, whilst staying faithful to the original album version – the entire instrumental was just re-arranged from what was already there, unlike “Moon.” The best part, though, was definitely working with her vocals there – with the exception of a very few ad-libs that were already pitch-corrected, I’d say 90% or even 95% of it is as raw as it gets, with absolutely no Auto-Tune or Melodyne whatsoever, just like she had originally recorded it. The most impressive, I’d say, is how consistent she was throughout that session. It’s not like we had to dig through hundreds of takes to try and salvage something; she nailed take after take, trying out different things and new adlibs, so we actually had a lot of great and really solid source material to choose from!”

The stripped-down acoustic mixes are not just proof that Britney’s voice is no mere studio production (she sounds great — the way she sings “No Seas Cortes”!), but further evidence that Glory still has plenty of potential for more promo if The Powers That B (In The Mix) wanted to take it to the next level, baybeh. (Reality check: they probably won’t.) Also, this piano-led “Man On The Moon” reinterpretation proves that the song is, in fact, her most beautifully upsetting ballad since “Everytime.”

But since positive thinking is the key — as our inspirational quote-sharing social media queen would surely agree — here’s hoping “Change Your Mind” becomes a single (with a Maluma feature obviously, considering this is such a feature-filled era) followed shortly thereafter by “Man On The Moon” featuring fellow depressed party dress-wearer, Lana Del Rey. And “Just Luv Me.” And “Better.” And “Liar.” And so on…

While we wish on the stars in the sky for an extension on Glory‘s shelf life, listen to extended teasers of the “Man On The Moon” and “Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes)” remixes above, and grab them in full below.

Plus, if you haven’t already, give CCMC’s takes on “Liar,” “Do You Wanna Come Over?” and “Slumber Party” a spin further down.