Got some GREAT updates for y’all directly from our dear Britney Spears herself. Britney just unveiled the cover art for her upcoming 8th album Britney Jean, due out on December 3, on her official Twitter profile alongside the announcement that pre-orders for the album will begin on November 5. On that day, if you pre-order the album on iTunes, you will be able to immediately download the new song Perfume (which has been described as “career-defining”). Additionally, Britney posted a personal open letter to fans on her official website that speaks directly to the personal nature of the album. Click below to get your first look at the cover art for Britney Jean and then read the letter that she lovingly wrote directly to YOU fans.
A personal letter from me 2 u http://bit.ly/me2ulovebrit & the cover 4 my most personal album ever #BritneyJeanAlbumCover
GAHHHH!!!! I love this! That smirk … she looks fabulous. Here is the full text of the letter that Britney wrote to you:
I haven’t sat down to write you guys in SUCH a long time. Long overdue! We’re all so used to getting our thoughts out in 140 characters, but sometimes its nice to take time to sit down and write something a little longer and more personal. I am putting the finishing touches on my new album, “Britney Jean” over the next few days and I am so excited for you to hear it. I poured my heart and soul into this album and it’s been an incredible journey. I’ve learned a lot about myself, and as I am finishing, I am reminded of the incredible foundation that has supported me for the last 15 years. Thank you all for continuing to follow me on this journey and for allowing me to do what I love to do. I can’t believe this is my eighth studio album and I know I keep telling you that it is my most personal record yet, but its true and I’m really proud of that.
I have been through a lot in the past few years and it has really inspired me to dig deeper and write songs that I think everyone can relate to. Working with people like Sia, William Orbit, and of course Will.i.am has been an amazing experience. They have listened to all of my ideas and helped me bring them to life. There are a lot of really fun, upbeat dance songs, but it was important to me that I show my strength, and my attitude, and my vulnerability. Of course, I also have some surprises for you guys ;)
I want to show you the different sides of Britney Spears. I am a performer. I am a Mom. I am funny. I am your friend! I am Britney Jean.
Hope you love my labor of love!
I can’t. I CANNOT! This is so exciting! We will get to hear Perfume in just over a week’s time! AHHHH!!!!! It was very sweet of Britney to write us a letter, don’t you think? PITNB reader Ashley reminded me that Britney used to pen direct letters to fans many years ago on her official site … they were called Letters of Truth (you can read one from 2007 HERE). It’s been a long time since Britney wrote us a Letter of Truth. Hopefully we’ll get more letters in the near future. Make sure you get your pre-orders in for Britney Jean ASAP! This next era of Britney music is going to be amazing … I JUST KNOW IT! OMG, my body is ready but I’M SO NOT READY READY FOR REAL! AHHH!!!!!