After a gap of six years, Britney Spears
He made his musical comeback with the release of “Hold Me Closer” on Friday Elton John
The song, an EDM remake of John’s 1971 hit “Tiny Dancer,” marks Spears’ first new release since the legal victory that freed her last November. 13 years conservatorship
It controlled his professional and personal life.
Last year, Spears revealed her retirement from music and performing after her conservatorship “Killed my dreams.”
His last album “Glory” came out in 2016.
Prior to the release of “Hold Me Closer”, Spears tweeted
“Every day is a clean slate to do what makes me happy and be the best person I can be,” she learns.
“I want to be as fearless as I was when I was young,” she added.
Zane said she was inspired to work with Spears by her husband David Furnish, who she hopes their duet will give her a much-needed boost of confidence for such a “traumatic time.”
“I’m really excited to do it with her because if it’s a big hit, I think it will give her more confidence than she already has, and she’ll realize that people really love her. And care about her and make her happy,” he said in an interview. said The Guardian newspaper
A quick scan of social media shows that fans are happy with the joint release.
“Such a great, beautiful song, you make an amazing team! We miss you so much Brit, you can’t imagine how happy it makes me to hear you sing again,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
Another said: “Come back!!!! Hold me close
However, opinion among music critics was very divided.
Giving the song a four-star rating, The The Guardian’s Michael Cragg
Spears mentions “a few playful ‘yeahs,’ which feel more like shouts of genuine joy than someone’s robotic maneuvers from the studio to a waiting car.”
He adds, “Spears seems to be hinting at finding it for herself in music again. Although this is a one-off — and who can blame her if she doesn’t want to return to pop music full-time — it feels like enough.”
According to Christian Allaire of Vogue
“There’s something about Britney’s voice and dance music like red wine and a basket of bread. A true pop princess.”
Writing in England Times, however,
Critic Will Hodgkinson was not so enthusiastic. While saying that “the return of Britney Spears should be welcomed with open arms,” he described “Hold Me Closer” as a “bloodless remix” that “doesn’t allow Spears to shine, while killing the magic of the original.”