Britney Spears‘ “Perfume” was, at first, somewhat tepidly received, but it’s an undeniably pretty song and showcases some endearing vulnerability. After hearing all of Britney Jean, though, the lovelorn ballad only comes off stronger. And now an unplugged rendition has hit the Web, featuring both Britney and the song’s co-writer Sia on vocals, making another strong case for the song.
Brit’s voice is even more raw and striking with this take, particularly on the verses, and Sia turns in a powerful refrain and adds a few backing chants to bolster the emotional heft. It’s pretty great!
Hear the alternate version below.
[via Digital Spy]