New Britneyology

New single delayed by vocal issues? Really?!

Posted by: Karenannanina on: June 21, 2016

You’ve probably read the story that the release of Britney’s proposed new single has been delayed by “vocal issues”. British tabloid “The Sun” claims that an “insider” at her label says bosses are unhappy with Britney’s vocals. Before Gossip Cop gets on the case, let’s have a look at it,

Firstly, the source. The ONLY source for this much-repeated story is “The Sun”. Now, why would an “insider” at a US record company contact a UK tabloid? Why wouldn’t they go to TMZ, RadarOnline or Perez Hilton? Or, looking at the story from the other end of the telescope, why would “The Sun” suddenly decide to ask if there was some reason for the delay in a Britney Spears single release? And how come they have “insiders” at her record label when the major US gossip sites don’t?

I’m pretty sure this is a story that originated in the fertile minds of “The Sun” editorial staff. “Insider” means “We made it up”. The key passage is this one: “There was speculation that G-Eazy had added some guest vocals after Britney posted a picture with the rapper on June 3.” BINGO!!! There certainly WAS speculation – in “The Sun” office! That is all there is to this story, and all you need to know. Two plus two equals seven.

Now take a careful look at the NEXT thing “The Sun” says: “Talking of her new music, Joe Riccitelli of RCA Records admitted in May: “She’s found a really great groove, and she’s working with some new, young producers. We have an A&R person working on the project that’s just really been able to thread the needle, and I’m really excited about it…” Consider the words: ADMITTED that she’s found a really great groove?! Like he would have preferred to say the album was rubbish but he was having his arm twisted to say otherwise?! How credible is that?

Does ANYBODY believe this story? Does ANYBODY take “The Sun” seriously as a source? Yet here we have it just about everywhere, with no independent support or verification. One thing we DO know is that Britney is extremely professional in the studio. Another thing we know is that she works and works till she gets the result she wants. Is “The Sun” implying that she records her vocals in one take-it-or-leave-it take? Why would a record company allow that – unless they had total confidence in her vocals? But apparently they don’t!

5 Responses to "New single delayed by vocal issues? Really?!"

Nobody takes The Sun as a reliable source. It’s pretty much common knowledge everything they write about is made up. Moreover, why would have they shot a music video for the single if the single is not ready? Why would they be building all the hype if the single wasn’t already completed and ready to release? Those news are obviously bullshit.

Anyway, the single is out sooner than later and the video looks fantastic. I can’t wait to see what she’s come up with this time around.

Karen, and all newbritneyologists around, what do you think of Hands? I think Britney’s voice sounds just gorgeous.

Her voice sounds soooo good. Even my newspaper (not exactly known for praising anything she does) said her voice hasn’t sound this good in years! And they said that this could be the beginning of her comeback.

Yes, I’m VERY excited for what’s next.

I was expecting them to allocate a small “cameo” section to Britney on “Hands”, but she took the lead and is the most recognizable voice on there. I thought she sounded amazingly strong and full of character. It was a great appetizer for “Make Me”!

Waiting patiently for your review of “Make Me”!!

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  • Sarah G: You should write an In-Depth of Glory or even Mood Ring (that's a groovy tune)
  • Sarah Giansanti: First off, yeah! I've missed your writing haha Secondly, I've always been baffled of how people can say Britney's not a singer... Derr, that's her
  • Aline: Great article as usual. Please Karen, never stop writing for the site. I love your thoughts about our queen!