Spears had recorded the song live with her band while on tour, and dedicated it to all the "legends and icons out there. She also revealed she wanted the song to be the first single of her upcoming album, tentatively titled The Original Doll, and hoped to release it "probably before summertime , or maybe a little sooner than that. What I meant was I am taking a break from being told what to do. It's cool when you look at someone and don't know whether they are at work or play since it's all the same to them.
The things I've been doing for work lately have been so much fun, because it's not like work to me anymore. I've been even more 'hands on' in my management and the business side of things, and I feel more in control than ever. That feeling of being on the stage, knowing it's your best — I love that. I needed a break. I needed to be hungry again. Spears wanted the album to represent her Louisiana roots, explaining that she grew up listening to blues.
You can't really show off your voice and where you came from. I would like to try to have more influences of that sound. Not that I'm going to be like frickin' Tina Turner.
But you never know", she stated. Nothing's been wow to me. Her manager Larry Rudolph released a statement on March 20, , saying that she "successfully complet[ed] their program. With songs like " Toxic ", she was very innovative, and we're trying to top it. Push it to the next thing.
The album wouldn't come out in a while anyhow, since it's at the very beginning. When it comes time to promote the album, she'll be in a different headspace where that's going to be the main thing. But right now, she's happy juggling music and motherhood. Rotem talks about working with Spears in May They wrote and recorded four songs together, including "Everybody", which was originally offered to Rihanna and The Cheetah Girls.
If she didn't, you'd see it in her face. Recording continued at Spears' house in Los Angeles, three weeks after she gave birth. Hilson commented that "She gave percent. DioGuardi said that Spears "worked really hard" and called her "unstoppable". Smith stated that the team tried to create a record "for the Britney Spears that we know and love" and that it did not "touch on anything that was really dealing with all the stuff that she was dealing with. Although Morier had been writing songs with Greg Kurstin and other artists, she felt she "hadn't really found [her] niche" until she wrote "Heaven on Earth", which she described as "a very honest song".
Morier described "Heaven on Earth" as the song that transformed her career. T-Pain , who co-wrote "Hot as Ice", was in the studio with Spears in February , and stated that one of the three songs they recorded was finished in only an hour. She got in there and put it down. When the album was considered to be finished, they were persuaded by LaBarbera Whites to work on a new track. Winnberg commented that it had always been "an unwritten rule " to not write songs about Spears' personal life, since " Sweet Dreams My LA Ex ", an answer song to Justin Timberlake 's " Cry Me a River ", was rejected by her record label.
Winnberg stated, "We knew that the song broke all the rules we had, [ It's her magic that turns these songs into what they are. I think a lot of the songs I did at that time, I was going through a really dark phase in my life, so a lot of the songs reflect that. Blackout is a little bit more darker and edgier, and a little bit more urban. It's fun, it's basic and there's nothing wrong with that. It's about feeling good, celebrating womanhood.
The track is built around the "wobbler" effect of dubstep , and her vocals are pitched down low, making her sound masculine. Hilson explained the song is about "two people, a girl and a guy, [ Let me warm things up and break the ice. Spears contributes a series of gasps, sighs and chants and her voice is also distorted. Kara DioGuardi said she was inspired by the relationship between Spears and her first son in the studio, saying: It kind of struck me as interesting.
At times it'd be about a kid at times about a lover. It features Spears singing about the dancefloor in a breathy lower register. It features Spears sporting black hair and wearing a pink blue in the rear cover dress, and a white fedora.
The first image shows Spears, who wears a cross and fishnet stockings, sitting on the priest's lap, while in the second one she leans suggestively against the confessional with the priest sitting on the other side of the partition. After the album was released, the Catholic League 's director of communications Kiera McCaffrey stated that the group considered the photos a "cheap publicity stunt" to promote the album and condemned Spears for "mocking a Catholic sacrament".
And now she's put out this album and this is her tactic to promote it? The album doesn't include a thank-you list, unlike her previous albums. Blackout was set to be released on November 13, However, Jive announced on October 10, , that the release date would be moved up two weeks, to October 30, , due to unauthorized leaks.
Zomba representatives alleged the posts had taken place over the course of the previous three months, and requested real and punitive damages as well as legal costs. The following month, The District Court judge dismissed the case, with prejudice. It was also announced that she was going to perform "Gimme More", with a magic act from illusionist Criss Angel in some parts of the performance.
She was accompanied by male and female dancers dressed in black outfits. Several pole dancers danced in smaller stages around the audience. Spears teetered through her dance steps and mouthed only occasional words in a wan attempt to lip-synch her new single". She was wearing the expression of somebody who had been deposited at the Palms Casino Resort by a tornado, one that promptly twisted away, taking her clothing and sense of purpose.
The winner also received a Haier Ibiza Rhapsody device along with a one-year subscription to Rhapsody , as well as Spears' entire discography released in the United States. It talks about fame and is written like a biography retelling Spears' mishaps, while she sings in a nearly spoken manner. It peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot , becoming her fifth top-ten entry and also her second highest-peaking single at the time.
Critics gave the song positive reviews, praising its production and defiant lyrics, while citing it as one of the highlights from Blackout. Isham's concept was to have Spears confidently parodying her situation. The anime video was based on the superheroine character of Spears' "Toxic" music video, and portrays her destroying a highly secured laboratory with several clones , including one of herself.
However, the release was pushed back when Spears began recording new material for her sixth studio album, Circus.