Britney Spears joins Elton John for first song from Conservatorship


Britney Spears is back, with a club banger.

Spears teams up with Elton John for new song “hold me close,” a collaboration that marked the first musical release of his 13-year conservatorship, dropped late last year.

Released Friday, the song, which opens with John’s verse on “The One,” is an upbeat bass-heavy take on his 1971 classic “Tiny Dancer,” featuring vocals from both singers and Spears’ striking riffs. John announced the single on Instagram this month, sharing the artist’s album art as children with more Recent photo Both of them.

On Wednesday, Spears described the new Studio recording “My first song in 6 years” on Twitter (the singles he released in 2020 were recorded around the time of his 2016 album “Glory.”)

In November, a California The judge finished Conservatorship over Spears, her father and others outside their household had almost complete control over her personal life and finances. Spears was placed under conservatorship in 2008 after displaying disorderly behavior in public, which she argued in court was “humiliating” and “abuse” of her.

Spears also described losing her sense of autonomy under conservatorship. Spears remembers being forced to seek medical treatment, such as having her IUD removed, while she was ill. Soon after the removal of the conservatorship, he announced on Instagram that he was taking a break Making musicPartly as a form of revenge.

“After what I’ve been through, I’m afraid of people and business!” Spears wrote about her in an article First-deleted Account. “They really hurt me! It’s my way of saying ‘f— you’ when not doing my music anymore is only benefiting my family by neglecting my real job.

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Although Spears later changed her mind, she wrote on Wednesday She says to herself “Every day I try to let go of the hurtful bitterness and forgive myself and others for hurting them,” John said in an interview with the Guardian, suggesting there was some reluctance.

“She has been lost for so long. There is a lot of fear there because he has been betrayed so many times and he has not officially been in the public eye for so long,” he said. “We’ve been holding her hand through the whole process, reassuring her that everything is going to be okay.”

John has collaborated with a wide range of artists in recent years, including Brandy Carlyle, Nicki Minaj and Yo-Yo Ma. The new “Hold Me Closer” is reminiscent of John’s “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)“Rocket Man,” “Kiss the Bride,” “Sacrifice” and “Where’s the Shura?” 2021 duet with Dua Lipa.

In the Guardian interview, John specifically mentioned Spears’ journey.

“It’s hard when you’re young. Britney was devastated. When I got sober I broke down,” he said. “Now I have the experience to advise people and help them, because I don’t want to see any artists in a dark place.”

On Twitter, Spears describes it “It’s great to be singing with one of the greatest men of our time.”

“I’m so overwhelmed,” he added. “This is a big deal for me!!!”

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