Britney Spears’ real comeback single makes its way out to the Internet just in time to beat Kanye West and 50 Cent at the “whose-leak-is-bigger-than-who” game. Good thing someone out there had enough sense to prevent her from popping out another weepy phone-call ballad…
ARTIST: Britney Spears
TITLE: “Gimme More”
WEB DEBUT: Aug. 30, 2007
ONE-LISTEN VERDICT: “It’s Britney, bitch,” Britney Spears announces at the beginning of her comeback single–right off, a change in attitude from the sad-sack track of hers that leaked last week, thank God. The spunky “Gimme More,” produced by Nate Danjahandz, Hills, is seriously channeling some aerobics-class-worthy club music, with Britney’s voice tweaked into full-on sex-kitten mode–but at the same time, the Casio-keyboard percussion is giving off a serious The Blow vibe to my obviously-indiepop-addled ears. (Although the lyrics to “Gimme More” are, as far as I can fathom, about being famous and wanting some guy’s body, so maybe someone should hook Britney up with Khaela Maricich if only for some writing exercises.) The bottom line: It’s not “Toxic,” but it sure as hell isn’t “Me Against The Music,” either.