It’s been less than a month since Britney Spears released her new album, Glory, and we’ve been listening to it on repeat nonstop. In order to achieve her new sound and create musical genius, Spears admitted that she became “really selfish.”
In an interview with NME for their new Apple Music Festival issue, the 34-year-old singer revealed that she took a stand on her new album to really get what she wanted onto the album and to produce a new, fresh sound her fans would love — and love it we do.
“Honestly, this is the first project where I’ve really been hands-on. I was really specific about who I worked with, and I’ve been learning to say no,” Spears told NME about her new approach to this album. “I’m a people pleaser, so that’s hard for me. Even if I don’t like something, I’ll do it just to make a person happy. I made sure this album was everything I wanted it to be. I was really selfish with it.”
In order to get the album just the way she wanted it, NME reports that Spears revealed she scrapped a lot of Glory’s original songs and went in a new direction after getting a new A&R girl.
“I wanted to use my voice more,” Spears explained. “I did different stuff with my voice – more bluesy and urban stuff, and played around with different things.”
To hear what Spears’ new album sounds like live, all you have to do is fly across the pond and attend the upcoming Apple Music Festival in London. Okay, that’s a bit extreme, but you can listen to the former Mouseketeer belt out her new tunes online via Apple Music and Beats 1 when she performs at the 10th anniversary of the festival on Sept. 27!