The Southern Belle has said that her upcoming album, “Britney Jean,” (Dec. 3) will be very personal, and she is showing off that side with her new single, “Perfume.” In the song, Spears suffers with her insecurities in a relationship and decides to soak her lover in her perfume so that he, and any other woman, knows who owns him. This girl isn’t to be crossed.
Spears spoke about the song with E! News:
“Perfume’ is incredibly special to me because it hits close to home, and I think the story is relatable to everyone…Everyone’s been through an insecure moment in a relationship that’s left them vulnerable and I think this song captures that.”
Speaking of perfume, Britney ironically just launched her 10th anniversary bottle of her Fantasy fragrance earlier this month. Look at all of the publicists drooling in admiration. I’ll admit, I am too.
“Perfume” is a complete 180 from her debut single, “Work Bitch.” The song features 80’s synth lines with delicate piano strikes and brooding punches of bass. I was really enjoying the song up until the chorus and then it kind of faded for me. The melody just isn’t there. Stylistically, it sounds like it could be a song on the “Britney” album. There haven’t been too many ballads from her and I’m not sure I’m liking the vocals on this one.