It’s officially official––Britney Spears is coming back to music! (With a little help from Elton John).
After rumors swirled about a collab between Britney Spears and the legendary Elton John, the internet was buzzing. And now, it’s really, truly happening. The collab between Britney and Elton is called ‘Hold Me Closer’ and it’s coming on August 26!
The song is coming just before VMAs weekend, so it’s sure to make a huge splash.
After everything Britney has been through, we’re so happy to see her dipping her toes back into music on her own terms and for her own happiness.
The official cover art has finally been revealed and it’s more adorable than we could have ever imagined.
Elton John first teased a cover with an Instagram confirmation of the track featuring the title and a rose emoji and rocket emoji.
The final cover art features Britney as a little girl in an adorable dance costume, and Elton as a small boy at the piano. We love how the photos showcase the aesthetics and personalities of the two singers coming together!
According to Paris Hilton in a recent interview, “It’s gonna be iconic. I just heard it a few days ago in Ibiza and it is… it’s insane.”
The track is reportedly a revamp of Elton John’s 1971 classic ‘Tiny Dancer,’ recorded as a brand new duet.
Elton John posted the cover art to Instagram, to which Britney’s new husband, Sam Asghari, commented “#1. #legendary.” The single marks Britney’s first return to music since the 2016 single ‘Slumber Party,’ during which she met Asghari on the set of the music video.
‘Hold Me Closer’ marks Britney’s first release since being freed from her conservatorship in 2021. She previously teased new music in December 2021 and has a memoir in the works.
It’s so refreshing to see her getting to make art on her own time and from her heart, and tons of Spears’ fellow celebrities have shown their love and support for her.
Not only have celebs like Madonna and Selena Gomez supported Britney through her new marriage to Asghari, but her longtime friend Paris Hilton has offered unwavering support, and previous collaborator Nicki Minaj even came to her defense in a recent livestream regarding Britney’s ex Kevin Federline.
Not to mention, fans around the world are excited to see Britney thriving!
It’s Britney, b*tch.
You can pre-save ‘Hold Me Closer’ here!
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