Britney is back with a brand new album and a new sound – but is it worth listening to?
It is hard to believe that Glory is Britney Spears’s ninth studio album. It seems only yesterday that she first appeared with ‘Baby…One More Time’ and although much has happened since then, it seems that she is moving forward quite positively with a new sound and image.
Glory is filled with a range of tracks, that at times overdoes the production effects which means it is difficult to emotionally connect with any of the songs.
Songs such as ‘Invitation’ and ‘Do You Wanna Come Over?’ are reminiscent of previous songs ‘Everytime’ and ‘Womaniser’ – suggesting that she is still in touch with making music that has a strong and rhythmic centre, while twisting certain elements around to create something new and fitting for 2016 music fans.
The trouble is while songs such as ‘Everytime’ have strong and deeply felt vocals behind them, on this album it feels as though Britney has lost a bit of confidence in her vocals – which is why the production elements are overdone and make songs such as ‘Man on the Moon’ and ‘Private Show’ come across as quite chaotic and superficial.
It is clear that the singer wants to move with the times and is reinventing herself for a different audience but listening to this album I miss the Britney who gave us songs such as ‘Born to Make You Happy’ and ‘Sometimes’ – it is lacking in memorable tunes.
Glory is available to buy and download from Amazon now.