We’ve finally got an update on new music from Britney Spears.
It was recently announced that the pop superstar would be going on an “indefinite work hiatus” to spend time with her father, Jamie Spears, who’s recovering after his colon ruptured at the end of last year.
As well as putting her new Las Vegas residency, Domination, on hold for an indeterminate amount of time, Variety have confirmed that a new album that was expected to release around the launch of the show has also been postponed.
“Everything is on hold right now until Jamie is better,” Britney’s manager Larry Rudolph said. “But once he is, she will resume working on the album with Justin [Tranter]. Right now, she’s taking some time off to deal with these family issues.”
And therein lies the good news: We now know that the album is being executive produced by Justin Tranter, who’s responsible for some of the decade’s biggest hits including Justin Bieber’s Sorry and Selena Gomez’s Bad Liar.
He also worked on a handful of standout songs from Britney’s last album Glory – Slumber Party, Do You Wanna Come Over?, Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortés) and Just Like Me – which went on to receive acclaim from critics and fans alike.
While a release date for new music hasn’t been announced or even hinted at yet, Justin said he was “beyond excited” to be involved in what will be the singer’s 10th studio album.
He also tweeted a teaser of what we can expect, promising that the album will be full of “chill bops. Full on bops. The whole spectrum of bops!”
Chill bops. Full on bops. The whole spectrum of bops!
— Justin Tranter (@justtranter) January 10, 2019
That sounds like a dream scenario to us!