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Britney Spears opens up about the songs on her album 'Britney Jean'

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In honor of her new album "Britney Jean," pop singer Britney Spears hosted a listening party via Twitter on Thursday. Spears encouraged fans to listen to the album along with her as she revealed details about the songs on it.

"Listen to #BritneyJean with me!! I'll tell you what I love about each song," she wrote about the event.

"Britney Jean" is Spears' eighth studio album and she calls it her most personal one. The standard edition features 10 new songs while the deluxe has 14 tracks.

Spears worked with Madonna "Ray of Light" producer William Orbit on the opening track "Alien." She wrote this about her experience: "Loved working on this track with the very talented William Orbit. Song deals with loneliness and how you can be surrounded at all times by friends, family and adoring fans who you love and still feel alone. Sometimes I need to remind myself that I'm #NotAlone."

"Work B**ch" is the second track on "Britney Jean" and it was released as the album's lead single. Spears wrote: "Here comes the smasher!! You betta #WorkB**ch!! Confession: I do not have a Bugatti… yet."

The third song on the album is "Perfume," Spears' latest single that she wrote with singer-songwriter Sia. After explaining that "#Perfume is really just about relationship insecurities & feeling insecure about the person you care for the most," she asked fans if they can guess who the song is about. Hmmm.

On "It Should Be Easy," Spears is vocally processed to sound like a robot and it features, the executive producer of "Britney Jean." "Sometimes, we make love really complicated, but I've always felt It Should Be Easy," she wrote.

"Tik Tik Boom" is a sexy song on "Britney Jean" that features rap artist T.I. "I knew immediately that I had to have @Tip on this track!" she wrote about the club banger. Spears later indicated that she might consider it as a single release in the future.

"Body Ache" is another dance track on the album. "I think this song speaks to my biggest passion which has always been dancing. I think at my core, I am a dancer through and through," Spears fittingly wrote about the song. She also revealed that she recorded the song in the middle of rehearsals for her upcoming Las Vegas show "Britney: Piece of Me."

Spears gets emotional on "Til It's Gone," a break song with an EDM twist. About the song's theme, she wrote, "#TilItsGone is a post-break up song, and it's true... You never really know what you have until it's gone." Spears opened up a bit more about her past heartbreaks writing, "Life is funny like that. Think I've kicked myself a few times after breaking up w someone. Dont kno why it’s always so clear AFTER u breakup."

The song "Passenger" was produced by Diplo and Spears co-wrote it with Sia and Katy Perry. "I fell in love with #Passenger as soon as I heard it!" she wrote. Spears expressed that the track "spoke to her."

"Chillin' With You" seems to be like the most personal song on the album because Britney sings it with her sister Jamie Lynn Spears. When the track came up, Spears wrote, "@jamielynnspears and I had SO much fun recording #ChillinWithYou!!" Since the song has a very unique sound, she also had this to say: "[Jamie Lynn] is more of a country artist and I'm obviously pop so we figured we would meet in the middle."

"Don't Cry" is a heartbreaking song on "Britney Jean" with Spears singing about moving on. "This one was very therapeutic for me. Sometimes a girl needs to remind herself not to cry and that life will go on," she wrote. Spears and worked with Foster the People on this song to make it more unique sounding.

She even opened up about the bonus tracks on "Britney Jean." Spears collaborated with Sia on "Brightest Morning Star," a song about her relationship with God. "Hold On Tight" was the very first song she wrote for the album and she noted, "[It's a] little different from the rest of the record, but I loved writing and recording this one." She revealed afterword that it set the general tone for the rest of "Britney Jean."

Spears' "Britney Jean" album was released on Dec. 3.

Check out our album review of "Britney Jean" here

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