Britney Spears drops new single amid ongoing legal battle with father

Last month, it was claimed that the singer "will not perform again" while her dad remains in control of her career

Britney Spears has released a new song, ‘Swimming In The Stars’, amid continued controversy regarding her father’s control over her career.

The track is an offcut from the singer’s last album, 2016’s ‘Glory’. It was released today (December 2) to coincide with the popstar’s 39th birthday.

‘Swimming In The Stars’ is Spears’ first original song of the year and arrives with an accompanying visualiser. Watch it below:

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The track’s release was first teased on social media in November. From December 4, it will be released as a special 12-inch vinyl record, available for purchase exclusively at Urban Outfitters.

Last month, it was claimed that Spears “will not perform again” while her dad keeps control over her affairs.

In the latest twist in the ongoing drama surrounding Spears’ conservatorship, it was revealed by her lawyer that the singer lives in fear of her father.

The comments, made by attorney Samuel D. Ingham, came after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny declined to suspend James Spears from his role in the conservatorship that has controlled Spears’ career and finances since her mental breakdown in 2008.

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In papers filed on November 3, Spears’ court-appointed lawyer Ingham argued that the star will suffer “loss and injury” if James is allowed to retain his position.

James Spears’ attorney, Vivian Lee Thoreen, has since hit back at the claims and said James has taken the singer out of debt to a net worth of more than $60 million.

This latest legal battle comes amid the ongoing #FreeBritney campaign, which claims that the singer is being controlled by James.

Earlier this month, Spears also addressed fans’ concerns over her wellbeing in a new video.

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