By Amanda Wicks
Britney Spears recently sat down with V Magazine and talk naturally turned to her ninth studio album. Britney last released 2013’s Britney Jean, and fans have been anxious for the follow-up. “I’m being more hands-on with this one,” she admitted.
Since Britney Jean, she’s been focused on her Pieces of Me Las Vegas residency, which, coincidentally enough, has provided her with the kind of downtime needed to make a new album because she performs for six weeks and then takes six weeks off. Britney’s schedule has allowed her to concentrate on songwriting, but if a new album seems right around the corner, think again.
“Honestly, I’m just particular with this record. It’s my baby, and so I really want it done right,” she said.
In terms of a time frame, when does “right” translate into a release date? Britney didn’t elaborate, but did add, “I would much rather have it be completely how I want it to be, whether that takes another year for me to do, or two months. I have no idea at this point. But I just know that the direction I’m going in is so good. It’s the best thing I’ve done in a long time. I’m proud of the work, and it’s very different; it’s not what you would think at all. But I’m not rushing anything. I just want it to be done right, so that my fans will truly appreciate it.”
That’s not exactly the message fans want to hear, especially after Britney tweeted a photo in November sharing that she was at work on her new album.
While she perfects her ninth album, the world will just have to wait.
Working hard and hardly working...new album...wheeeee! https://t.co/qrMg3FnB22—
Britney Spears (@britneyspears) November 03, 2015