It is, admittedly, hard to tell exactly what level of shady behind-the-scenes mind control is going on with Britney Spears these days. But surely we're not the only ones who can't quite picture Spears in a recording studio telling people what to do? According to a new interview with Rolling Stone (the latest in a string of chats that read like e-mail interviews, and the least creepy of the bunch), that's exactly what happened with Vulture-approved Femme Fatale. Says Brit:
I wanted to make a fresh-sounding album for the clubs or something that you play in your car when you're going out at night that gets you excited but I wanted it to sound different from everything else out right now. I also wanted to experiment with all the different types of music I love which is why you hear a mixture of pop, hip-hop and dance throughout the album. I also really wanted to play with my voice and change up my sound here and there which was really fun.
I listen to a lot of different music from all over the world and I guess I just gravitate towards what sounds fresh and what makes me want to move. I really didn’t want to record anything on this album that could be mistaken for anyone else out there.
I love the Peas but I also love Deadmau5. I guess I’m all over the place. Lately I have been listening to Robyn and Adele non-stop but I also love to find new artists that very few people know about. It's one of my favorite things to do because it's like being part of a secret. Friends and people around me are always showing me new artists that they love and that's how I learned about Sabi and ended up working with her on “(Drop Dead) Beautiful.”
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Britney Spears On Her New Album, Her Favorite Music and Working With will.i.am [RS]