Britney Spears plans to change up her sound for her eighth album. Does that mean all the catchy songs such as “Toxic” and “If U Seek Amy” going to be no more? A month to date after it leaked online by unknown sources, Britney Spears’ bubblegummy new single “Ooh La La” was officially released Monday morning on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. It seemed to be a hit everywhere it played!
The song is Spears’ contribution to the upcoming soundtrack for “The Smurfs” and will play over the end credits when the movie hits theaters July 31. Britney Spears explained that the reason she did it was for her sons, who love “The Smurfs.” AWWW sweet! I wish someone one sang a cover of a song from my favorite movie. Any volunteers?
Spears announced the ditty two months ago, calling it “Smurftastic.” Now hurry we have to go put the phrase in the urban dictionary. The track does indeed slide into that Smurf-y sweet spot of sugary synth-pop; the pop superstar raps a little bit in the pre-chorus, and then concludes on the refrain, “Baby come with me and be my ooh-la-la.” Yes, sounds sugary sweet to me!
On Seacrest’s radio show Britney Spears went on to explain the meaning behind the song:
“I think it doesn’t really certainly mean a certain phrase or anything, but it’s about feeling good. Like you make me feel like ‘ooh la la’ like when a guy makes you giddy… it’s more of a feeling.”
Spears also mentioned to Seacrest on the progress of her upcoming eighth album, which she and previously announced producer Will.i.am are in the “beginning stages” of formulating. I love Will.i.am!
“I want to definitely take this album and have a new approach with it and make it a little different than anything I’ve ever done. Will has a lot of really interesting different tracks that I’ve listened to that are really cool that I haven’t actually written on yet, but there’s a lot of guitar and I think people will be surprised with this album. It’s gong to be really different.”
As to when fans will be able to hear more new music, Spears added, “by the end of the year.” She also revealed that her much-discussed Las Vegas residency still isn’t locked in yet. “It’s quite possible, yes!” Britney Spears in Las Vegas?! What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas!