Will.i.am says Britney Spears' 'Work Bitch' is not a reflection on the album
'Song needed to come out to keep the foundation on what Britney represents,' said the former Black Eyed Peas man
The former Black Eyed Peas man serves as a producer on the singer's new album and he revealed that it was Spears' decision to release 'Work Bitch' as the record's leading single.
He told Billboard : "The album is what the album is, but we felt that song needed to come out to keep the foundation on what Britney represents. But it shouldn't reflect the album - an album is a body of work as a collective. If we had to pick a song like, 'Oh, what song fits every colour of the record', you shouldn't do that… We felt that song represents 'Piece of Me,' that Britney oomph."
He added: "The song is a reflection of Britney more so than the album."
Meanwhile, Spears' manager has denied reports that the star will resort to lip-syncing during her recently announced Las Vegas residency. Her manager Larry Rudolph said, "She's going to be singing live." Insisting, "She does choreography and vocal coaching every day. The vocal coaching is really just to strengthen her voice and get her to a point where she can go out there every night and do a full show."
It was recently reported that Spears will head to the Lake District to work on tracks for her forthcoming album with UK producer, and Tinie Tempah collaborator Naughty Boy as a producer on the project. He is apparently planning to take her to Cumbria for creative inspiration.
As well as Naughty Boy, Spears' collaborators on her forthcoming album, the follow-up to 2011's 'Femme Fatale', include Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange, William Orbit and Sia.