If you told me this morning I’d be jamming out to the new Britney Spears album and writing about it for an EDM blog, I’d have said you were fucking insane. Yet… here we are. No joke, Glory is really, really good.
We’d previously written about one of the singles on the album, considering it was produced by BURNS and was actually pretty dope in its own right. A friend reminded me last night that the full album came out yesterday, so I decided to check it out this morning and was immediately hit with “Invitation,” a song that sounded straight out of a Purity Ring album.
Next up was “Make Me…,” the collaboration with G-Eazy produced by BURNS, ostensibly EDM and pop, a song we’ve already praised. The rest of the album followed along in suit, blending electronic styles with Brit’s new vocal style. With each track, I found myself questioning why a 25-year-old male, straight millennial would be crushing so hard on new Britney material. But then I said fuck that, why try to limit myself to what is “accepted” for me to like. Once those shackles were cast off, I blazed through the rest of the album and I loved every second of it.
Cashmere Cat features on the album as producer for “Just Luv Me,” a soft ballad of a tune that features his production as much as it does Britney’s vocals, a rarity for a pop artist of her stature to share the stage so completely.
If you’re questioning whether or not to give it a try, slap yourself in the face and just do it. You won’t regret it.