Britney Spears Shows Her Vulnerable Side On “Perfume”: Listen

Carl Williott / November 4, 2013

Britney Spears dropped her new single “Perfume,” and it’s a stark contrast from the fierce, vogue-ing mean girl depicted in “Work Bitch.” The pop star shows her vulnerable side, cooing, “Am I being paranoid, am I seeing things?” as she lays out her relationship insecurities over an understated arrangement of strings and keys. At the chorus, Spears declares, “I’ll never tell, tell on myself but I hope she smells my perfume… I hide it well, hope you can’t tell but I hope she smells my perfume.” It’s kind of a devastating reveal!

This is the type of personal lyrical content fans were probably expecting after learning Spears opened up to executive producer in order to create songs that come “from her heart.” Hear the ballad below.

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