She’s the Pop icon whose impact on music and culture alike remains to be matched or surpassed by any to have come after her.
Alas, by way of circumstances clearly out her control, Britney Spears has found her stock as a musician dashed to the bottom of Pop’s food chain this year thanks to the confusing / worrying handling of her latest LP ‘Britney Jean‘.
What’s gone wrong now?
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Despite calls from fans not to do so, earlier this year saw Camp Spears enlist Will.i.am to serve as the album’s executive producer, charged with seeking / producing for the December 3rd release.
Unfortunately, while some members of the icon’s largest fan site ‘Breathe Heavy’ had hoped the material the aforementioned material would have been collected from producers who’d enjoyed prior success with Spears, today has brought news that’ll no doubt give these fans good reason to worry.
Yes, in what shines a light on just how out of touch the star’s current creative team are with her fans, Danja– the producer behind her critically acclaimed LP ‘Blackout‘- has been cut from ‘Jean‘, shocking those of the star’s supporters who had hoped to hear fresh material from the pair.
As long time fans of Spears, we can’t but wonder exactly what is going down at Spears HQ this time around?
For, unless she was contractually obliged to give Will.i.am the authority to dictate ‘Jean’s direction, we’re not sure why her camp would ignore the likes of Pharrell Williams, Dr. Luke, Danja and the like and leave her sound in the hands of a producer whose solo work has always been… so so.
What they don’t seem to realise, is that with ‘live performances’ being ‘left out’ of this campaign, it was the album’s material that would have carried her through had its lead single been strong enough- in the way in which ‘Gimme More’ sold ‘Blackout’ at the height of her ‘troubles’.
So unexpectedly impressive, that the world turned its attention from her off stage antics to celebrate an LP that showcased her versatility, conviction and a voice that shone when armed with writers and producers who took the time to truly understand her range.
Writers and producers, who built cuts around her limitations and brought the best out of a voice that has far more depth than the ‘lazy eared’ among us are able to hear.
It’s with this in mind that we’re horrified to learn of Danja‘s absence on the release, and hope the producers who did make the final cut serve up material worthy of her legacy.