Britney Spears is reportedly on track to release her first new recording in several years next month. As Page Six reports, Spears’ musical return will be a cover of Elton John’s 1971 track ‘Tiny Dancer’, recorded with the 75-year-old performer himself.
Reports suggest Spears and John met up at a Beverly Hills recording studio last week to record the single, which is set to arrive next month via Universal Music. According to Page Six, production was overseen by the Grammy Award-winning Andrew Watt (Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Eddie Vedder) while the track itself is described as both a “remix” and a “duet”.
Elton John – ‘Tiny Dancer’
If the reports prove true, the cover of ‘Tiny Dancer’ will be Britney Spears’ first new recording in six years. Spears’ last studio album was 2016’s Glory, though a handful of outtakes were released as part of its deluxe reissue in 2020.
It would also be Spears’ first new release since the termination of her controversial conservatorship, which ended in November 2021 after 13 years. Originally established in 2008 due to concerns over the singer’s mental state, the exploitative nature of the conservatorship was revealed in recent years. This gave rise to the #FreeBritney movement, which gained traction worldwide ahead of the now-40-year-old artist’s release from the conservatorship.
Last month, Spears made headlines after she shared an acapella rendition of her 1998 debut single ‘…Baby One More Time’, having previously claimed that her conservatorship had halted her plans to issue a re-recorded version of the song. “I haven’t shared my voice in an extremely long time … maybe too long,” the singer wrote at the time.