What do we have here? A new screen cap showing Britney and girl band G.R.L. (who also has a song called "Vacation" on The Smurfs 2 soundtrack). Is this a capture from the actual Ooh La La music video (red dress) or maybe a commercial for the soundtrack?
Britney debuted the finished track for "Ooh La La" with Ryan Seacrest this morning. She didn't confirm nor deny the Las Vegas Residency rumors, she did confirm she's working on her 8th Studio Album and it should be out by the end of the year. She also talked about working with will.i.am in the studio and that William Orbit is coming to work with her this week and she's uber excited!
A month to date after it leaked online, Britney Spears' bubblegummy single "Ooh La La" was officially released Monday morning on Ryan Seacrest's radio show.
The song is Spears' contribution to the upcoming soundtrack for "The Smurfs" and will play over the end credits when the movie hits theaters July 31.
Spears announced the ditty two months ago, calling it "Smurftastic." The track does indeed slide into that Smurf-y sweet spot of sugary synth-pop; the pop superstar raps a little bit in the pre-chorus, and then concludes on the refrain, "Baby come with me and be my ooh-la-la."
On Seacrest's show, Spears tried to explain what the song and its lyrics mean.
"I think it doesn't really certainly mean a certain phrase or anything, but it's about feeling good," Brit explained. "Like you make me feel like 'ooh la la' like when a guy makes you giddy... it's more of a feeling."
Produced by "Femme Fatale" collaborators Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, Ammo and Cirkut, "Ooh La La" is highlighted by a compelling breakdown, full of scrambled vocals and dense beats, that lasts for 30 seconds beginning at the 2:35 mark.
Spears also updated Seacrest on the progress of her upcoming eighth album, which she and previously announced producer Will.i.am are in the "beginning stages" of formulating.
"I want to definitely take this album and have a new approach with it and make it a little different than anything I've ever done," she said. "Will has a lot of really interesting different tracks that I've listened to that are really cool that I haven't actually written on yet, but there's a lot of guitar and I think people will be surprised with this album. It's gong to be really different."
The singer also revealed she'll begin working with William Orbit, the Grammy-winning producer behind Madonna's "Ray of Light," starting next week. "I've never worked with him before so I'm really, really excited."
As to when fans will be able to hear more new music, Spears added, "by the end of the year." She also revealed that her much-discussed Las Vegas residency still isn't locked in yet. "It's quite possible, yes, [but] nothing's confirmed yet."
William Orbit opened up about Britney's new music earlier this week, revealing quite a few details about what they've been working on. Britney took to her Twitter to tell William to not give too much away!
Britney tweeted this morning for 'Throw-Back Thursday.' She covered Rolling Stone's The Hot List Issue (#932) back in October of 2003. Matthew Rolston was the photographer for this photoshoot. This shoot captured the cover for Britney's Greatest Hits: My Prerogative cover.
Hip-Hop producer Scoop DeVill confirmed to MTV's Hive that he's been submitting new tracks for Britney's 8th studio album.
Last year, Scoop DeVille masterminded the beat for Kendrick Lamar‘s Janet Jackson-sampling “Poetic Justice.” Now it looks like the Los Angeles-based producer is capitalizing on that success and gearing up for a year of mega-profile hip-hop studio sessions. Talking to Hive he revealed, “I have so many people I’m working with right now. I’m submitting records for Britney Spears‘ new album and a couple of people that are reaching out, like the Jay-Zs and the Kanyes and stuff like that, and Eminem.”