Have You Heard of This Britney Spears Chick?
I've just discovered a new recording artist named Britney Spears, and I'm dying to tell y'all about her. Spears' new song, “Freakshow,” displays a lot of promise. I predict very big things for her.
The production—by Timbaland protégé Danja—is off the hook: very sparse and bass-heavy, revealing the influence of that hot new London-centric electronic-music genre dubstep and Timbo's exotic/skeletal funk techniques. Brit's voice is a bit thin and rent-a-diva, but with enough marketing muscle, I think she could become a minor dance-pop star—nowhere near as big as M.I.A., understand, but she should sell a respectable amount of records, if her label believes strongly enough in her to pressure all the right media outlets.
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